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Citing own robust system, India turns down UN supply chain help: Spokesperson

By Arul Louis (IANS) India has turned down the UN's offer of assistance from its integrated supply chain saying that it has its own "robust" system to manage the logistics of getting material for the dealing with the COVID-19...

UN General Assembly president calls for aid to India

United Nations, April 28 (IANS) The president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Tuesday called for international aid to India in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, said his spokesman. Bozkir was worried about...

‘Strong multilateral action needed to address common crisis’

United Nations, April 24 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for strong multilateral action to address the common crisis and threats that the international community is facing. "We need strong multilateral action now, to emerge from the pandemic safely,...

Covid-19 lays bare social inequality, warns UN chief

United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The Covid-19 crisis "has revealed how unequal our societies are," said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message released on Monday for the World Health Day. Highlighting the inequalities and injustices that have been...

India’s 2021 economic output may remain below 2019: UN Report

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Although India is witnessing a recovery in economic activities and businesses, its economic output is expected to remain below the 2019 level, said a report by US Economic and Social Commission for Asia and...

UN chief calls for bold measures to tackle debt crisis

United Nations, March 30 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for urgent, bold measures to address an emerging debt crisis caused largely by Covid-19. "We are on the verge of a debt crisis. Today's meeting, convened with our...

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...

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Indian hospitals now need their own permanent oxygen plants

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) As Covid-19 pandemic moves from the urban centres to the hinterlands ravaging the over-burdened...