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India's Kamal Kishore begins term as UN's Disaster Risk Reduction body

A senior Indian official Kamal Kishore has been appointed as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Head of UNDRR.

India is poised to secure a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council

India is poised to secure a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and this reflects not just an ambition but a recognition of India’s evolving role on the global stage. Underscored by pragmatism and determination, this signals a pivotal moment for India and the world at large. It’s a call to action, advocating for a reformed and inclusive UN system that mirrors today’s geopolitical realities rather than the post-World War II power structure.

Hope everyone's rights are protected in India: UN on Delhi Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest

Reacting to the question on political unrest in India following the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the freezing of the Congress party's bank accounts, the United Nations expressed hope that everyone's rights are protected in India.

UN report lauds India's 'remarkable progress' in human development as HDI ranking improves to 134

New Delhi: India witnessed an increase in its Human Development Index (HDI) value in 2022, rising from 0.633 to 0.644, a positive trend after a decline in 2021, according to the latest report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Unwarranted: India slams UN Human Rights chief's 'concerns' ahead of Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi/IBNS: India has strongly objected to United Nations Human Rights chief Volker Turk's "concerns regarding the restrictions placed on the civic space" ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Uzbekistan's engagement at the United Nations: On new initiatives at General Assembly

Recently, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev participated in the activities of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The head of the state delivered a speech during the general debate of the plenary session of the General Assembly, in which he presented his vision on pertinent regional and global agenda items.

India’s passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill reflects its commitment to gender equality: UN Women India

UN Women hailed India's passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill on September 18 as a landmark moment for gender equality, especially in terms of women’s political leadership.

UN Secretary General António Guterres calls 'world a dysfunctional place', calls for UNSC reform

New Delhi: United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has called for reforms to the UN Security Council as he pointed out the widening rifts and growing tensions across the world.

India seconds Pakistan's resolution at UN panel denouncing Quran burning in Sweden

The United Nations' highest human rights body has passed a resolution urging countries to take further actions to prevent religious hatred, following incidents of Quran burnings in Europe, AP reported.

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations to visit India today

New Delhi: The Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed is paying an official visit to India from 3-5 July 2023.

PM Modi-led yoga event at UN Headquarters in New York creates Guinness World Record

New Delhi/IBNS: Showcasing India's soft power at the global stage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Yoga celebration at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday created a Guinness World Record for the participation of people from maximum nationalities.

PM Modi leads yoga event at UN Headquarters in New York, urges to make 'yoga part of our lives'

New York/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his Day 2 in the United States by leading a historic yoga event at the United Nations building in New York on the occasion of the International Yoga Day. The session, which made it to the Guinness World Records for participation of most nationalities, was attended by  top celebrities like actor Richard Gere and New York City mayor Eric Adams.  

UN adopts India-piloted resolution to set up Memorial Wall for fallen peacekeepers

New Delhi/UNI: The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish a new Memorial Wall for fallen Peacekeepers, piloted by India.

Indian Army marks 75th International Day of UN Peacekeepers

New Delhi: The Indian Army commemorated the 75th International Day of UN Peacekeepers, on Monday, by paying homage to the fallen comrades by laying wreath at National War Memorial, New Delhi by the Chief of the Army Staff, Vice Chief of Army Staff and representatives from Navy and Air Force, Ministry of External Affairs and United Nations.

'For me, Mann Ki Baat has been about worshipping qualities in others:' PM Modi addresses 100th episode

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday addressed the 100th episode of his monthly radio talk "Mann Ki Baat", which was aired globally.