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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,...

UN chief welcomes US re-entry into Paris Agreement

United Nations, Jan 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the announcement of the new US administration to re-enter the Paris Agreement on climate change. "I warmly welcome President (Joe) Biden's steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on climate...

UN chief calls for new type of multilateralism to address global challenges

United Nations, Jan 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a new type of multilateralism to address global challenges. In a virtual speech for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the first meeting of the UN General Assembly...

India takes its place on UN Security Council pledging ‘human-centric’ agenda

By Arul Louis, (IANS) With a pledge to “bring human-centric and inclusive solutions” to world problems, India has taken its place on the UN Security Council, the organisation’s highest decision-making body. India’s membership was celebrated on Monday at a flag...

India joins UNSC as world confronts changing reality

By Arul Louis, (IANS) India became a non-permanent member of the Security Council on Friday taking a seat at the UN's highest decision-making body at a time of changing reality even as it presses ahead with its quest for...

UNGA president calls on people to work together to end Covid

United Nations, Dec 30 (IANS) Volkan Bozkir, president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on Tuesday called on all people to continue to work together to end the Covid-19 pandemic. "As we begin the New Year,...

UNGA chief calls for ensuring Covid-19 vaccines accessible to all

United Nations, Dec 21 (IANS) Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on Sunday called for ensuring that Covid-19 vaccines are accessible to all people. “More than ever, we must work together; as our hopes turn...

‘Child poverty to remain above pre-Covid levels in high-income nations

United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) Child poverty is expected to remain above pre-coronavirus levels for at least five years in high-income countries, a new Unicef report has revealed. The report titled, "Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: Social Protection in...

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Gujarat hits new daily Covid tally with over 7K cases, 73 deaths

Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) Gujarat saw its daily Covid tally continue to spiral high with 7,410 new cases on...