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Climate Summit shows surge in action, ambition

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Global climate leaders took a major stride towards a resilient, net zero emissions future today, presenting ambitious new commitments, urgent actions and concrete plans to confront the climate crisis. Co-convened by the United Nations, the...

UN chief says he’ll take Covid-19 vaccine

United Nations, Dec 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has confirmed that he will take a Covid-19 vaccine publicly when it becomes available to him. When asked at a press conference here on Wednesday whether he will take a vaccine...

Despite Covid lockdowns, world heads to temperature rise: UN report

Nairobi, Dec 9 (IANS): A green pandemic recovery could cut upto 25 per cent off predicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the two degree celsius goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, said...

UN declares ‘Invest India’ winner of investment promotion award 2020

New Delhi, Dec. Dec 7 (IANS) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has declared 'Invest India' as winner of the 2020 United Nations Investment Promotion Award in a ceremony at its headquarters in Geneva. The Award recognises...

India calls out Pakistan’s ‘Pavlovian’ behaviour at UN

United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) India's Permanent Representative T.S. Tirumurti has called out Pakistan's "Pavlovian" response at the world body whenever India is mentioned, making it bring up its perceived grievances whatever matter is under discussion. "I do not wish...

Over 100 scientists join hands with UN to bust Covid vax myths

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Under an UN initiative, over 100 scientists have joined hands to tackle the issue of misinformation around Covid-19 vaccines and build confidence by busting myths and sharing information on the safety and effectiveness of...

UN watchdog says Pakistan doesn’t deserve to be in UNHRC

New Delhi/Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the UN Watch took a scathing dig at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his intolerant views and Islamabad's inclusion in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Pakistan was recently re-elected...

UN warns against fragmented approaches to global challenges

United Nations, Nov 4 (IANS): UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has warned against fragmented approaches to global challenges of conflict and insecurity. "Conflict, climate change and stalled progress on development reinforce each other. But too often, our efforts to address them...

India recorded export growth of 4 per cent in Sept: UNCTAD

United Nations, Oct 22 (PTI) Export growth declined in India in the third quarter of 2020 relative to the same quarter last year but picked up pace in September, according to a global trade update by the UN. The UNCTAD''s...

US urges countries to withdraw from UN nuke ban treaty

United Nations, Oct 21 (AP) The United States is urging countries that have ratified a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons to withdraw their support as the pact nears the 50 ratifications needed to trigger its entry into force,...

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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...