January 24, 2022 00:05 (IST)
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PM Modi to interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees tomorrow | India's 'tallest man' Dharmendra Pratap Singh joins Samajwadi Party ahead of UP polls | At 3.33 lakh new Covid-19 infections, India witnesses marginal drop in cases from yesterday | New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls off her wedding after new Covid rules amid Omicron rise | PM Modi pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary

UN relief chief pledges support for Nigeria

New York: Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths, has ended a four-day visit to Nigeria, pledging support and promising the United Nations will do everything it can to help rebuild the lives of vulnerable families who have been impacted by violence and extremism there.

UNRWA condemns demolition of Palestinian home in East Jerusalem

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous day. 

Palestine-Israel: UN envoy highlights urgent need for reform

New York: Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UNRWA seeks $1.6 billion to support Palestinian refugees in 2022

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls.

UN chief: ‘Global solidarity is missing in action’

New York: Addressing the virtual World Economic Forum, on Monday, the United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, told world and business leaders that “global solidarity is missing in action”.

‘Prompt, independent, impartial investigations’ needed in Kazakhstan: UN rights office

New York: As the death toll from the recent unrest in Kazakhstan mounts to 164, the UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday requested “prompt, independent, impartial investigations” into the killings, and whether “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force was made by security forces”.

‘Keep speaking out’, UN chief urges in message to World Youth Forum

New York: Although everyone has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on young people has been “especially heartbreaking”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday.

UN chief ‘encouraged’ by first joint statement from key nuclear armed States

New York: The Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed a joint statement issued on Monday by five nuclear armed States on the prevention of nuclear war and the avoidance of the arms race.

Secretary-General, UN leaders, mourn Archbishop Desmond Tutu - ‘a towering global figure for peace’

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres was among UN leaders paying tribute on Sunday to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, describing him as “an unwavering voice for the voiceless.”

Iran: UN independent experts condemn secret execution of Kurdish prisoner

New York: Two UN-appointed independent rights experts condemned the arbitrary execution in the strongest terms on Wednesday, of an Iranian Kurdish prisoner as a sign of “clear disregard for their obligations under international human rights law”.

UN proposing paying Taliban almost $6mln for protection in Afghanistan: Reports

United Nations/UNI/Sputnik: The United Nations is proposing paying the Taliban (under UN sanctions for terrorist activities) almost $6 million to subsidize the wages of its fighters who are guarding United Nations facilities, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

‘UN stands with the people of Lebanon’, declares Guterres

New York: Elections next year will be key to a better future for Lebanon, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday ahead of an official visit to the country later this weekend.

UN hails ‘strong political support’ to boost peacekeepers in the field

New York: A meeting to boost support for UN Peacekeeping ended on Wednesday with 62 countries making new pledges, and advancing existing commitments, to help enhance the performance and impact of these operations worldwide.

DR Congo: Limitations to ‘strictly military approach’ to stem violence, mission chief warns

New York: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo told the Security Council on Monday that “a lasting solution” to the violence “requires a broader political commitment to address the root causes of conflict.”

Myanmar: UN deplores conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi

New York: The UN’s top human rights official on Monday condemned the imprisonment of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi by a military-controlled court, and called for her release. She also faces additional charges of corruption and electoral fraud.