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UN chief lists 4 priority areas to address climate crisis risks

United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday listed four priority areas for the international community to address the risks that climate crisis poses to peace and security, including putting a greater focus on prevention...

World risks new pandemics, warns UN Environment Assembly

Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ministers of environment and other leaders from more than 150 nations concluded a two-day online meeting of the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in which the Assembly warned that the world risks new pandemics...

Rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad; no casualties

Baghdad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least three rockets have been fired at the US Embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq's capital Baghdad, the media reported citing security sources. Out of the three rockets, one of them fell...

UN appeals for calm amid armed clashes in Somali capital

Mogadishu, Feb 20 (IANS) The UN said on Friday that it was concerned by armed clashes in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, and called for calm and restraint by all parties as security forces opened fire to break up anti-government...

UN chief calls for end to war with nature

United Nations, Feb 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked for global action to stop "a senseless and suicidal war on nature" and address climate disruption, biodiversity loss and pollution. "I want to be clear. Without nature's help,...

UN chief urges G20 to prepare ‘Global Vaccination Plan’

United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency task force to prepare a "Global Vaccination Plan" against Covid-19. "We have come together to create the COVAX...

Lack of infra planning hurting Covid recovery: UN

New York, Feb 16 (IANS): The United Nations said on Tuesday that lack of proper infrastructure planning is hurting Covid-19 recovery, climate action and sustainable development goals (SDGs). In a new publication, it is calling on countries to vastly overhaul the...

Freedom of expression fundamental right in India: UN spokesperson

By Arul Louis (IANS) Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said that freedom of expression is a fundamental right as a general enunciation of a principle in regard to India. Asked by a Pakistani government news service...

‘India world’s best asset for fighting Covid-19 with its vaccine capacity’

By Arul Louis (IANS) India is one of the world's best assets in the fight against Covid-19 because of its ability to supply the vaccines needed to fight the pandemic and the UN counts on it, according to Secretary-General...

Ageing, unsafe dams growing threat in India too: UN report

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) By 2050, most people on Earth will live downstream of tens of thousands of large dams built in the 20th century, many of them including Indias already operating at or beyond their design life,...

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India Inc asks Haryana to reassess reservation in private sector

New Delhi, Mar 3 (IANS): India Inc is against restrictions on the industry and has asked Haryana to reassess the...