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Indore: 4 die in temple stepwell collapse incident, 19 rescued | Mamata calls DA protesters 'thieves', says they received jobs 'unethically' during Left era | Lalit Modi threatens to sue Rahul Gandhi in UK court | US: Two army helicopters crash during training in Kentucky | Pakistan: Four killed, six injured in attacks on police in Lakki Marwat

UN refugee agency urges rescue of 190 desperate people adrift in Andaman Sea

New York: Some 190 desperate people are on the verge of perishing at sea, adrift somewhere between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday, urging countries in southern Asia to rescue them.

UN expert on Myanmar: Security Council resolution not strong enough on 'systematic gross human rights violations'

New York: In response to the adoption of the Security Council’s first resolution on Myanmar since the military unleashed a brutal crackdown nearly two years ago, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Thursday that the carnage would only worsen without “strong, coordinated action” by UN Member States.

UN calls for support for international force for Haiti

New Delhi: Now is not the time for the world to turn away from Haiti, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday, calling for international solidarity and support as the country continues to confront gang violence, political instability and a deadly cholera outbreak. 

Mali: UN chief condemns attack against UN peacekeepers

New Delhi/UNI: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the attack against a police patrol of the UN mission in Mali on Friday, which killed two Nigerian peacekeepers and injured four others.

UN launches 10-year survival plan for endangered indigenous languages

New York: From Arctic communities desiring to receive public services in their own languages, to the Arhuaco people in Colombia who still speak Ika, indigenous people across the world are determined to keep their mother tongues alive.

UN reproductive health agency appeals for $1.2 billion to support crisis-affected women and girls

New York: Amid rising humanitarian needs worldwide, the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, on Tuesday launched a $1.2 billion appeal to support 66 million women, girls and young people in 65 countries affected by crisis.

UN Emergency Response Fund, a ‘lifeline of hope’ to meet record needs

New York: As humanitarian needs soar to unprecedented levels, top UN officials on Friday highlighted the importance of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in supporting emergencies and responding rapidly to crises. 

‘Just Transition’ policies needed to create 20 million green jobs: UN report

New York: Some 20 million jobs could be created by investing in policies that support nature and address climate change, disaster risk, food insecurity, and other major challenges, according to a UN report published on Friday.

UN taps potential for trust-building on shared water resources

New York: A UN-led push for greater cross-border cooperation over increasingly finite water resources, made significant progress on Thursday, after it was announced that more than 30 governments and organizations have decided to work together on the issue.

Sudan: UN welcomes ‘courageous’ military-civilian pact towards democratic future

New York: Senior UN officials have welcomed an agreement signed on Monday between military and civilian leaders in Sudan as a “courageous” step forward towards the establishment of democratic rule.

UN appeals for record $51.5 billion to help 230 million on the brink in 2023

New York: A record $51.5 billion is needed to help 230 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in nearly 70 countries next year, the UN said on Thursday.

Consign violence against women and girls, ‘to the history books’: UN chief

New York: Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, commemorated on 25 November, urging everyone to “consign violence against women and girls to the history books”.

UN official calls on Security Council to support a ‘secure, peaceful and prosperous Sahel’

New York: The security situation in the Sahel continues to deteriorate, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, explaining that indiscriminate terrorist violence “means thousands of innocent civilians are suffering, and millions of others are forced to leave their homes”.

World population to reach eight bln today: UN

Washington/UNI: The world's population is projected to reach eight billion people on Tuesday and India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, as per a report published by the United Nations (UN) citing World Population Prospects 2022.

Sweden: Step up efforts to fight systemic racism, urge UN experts

New York: Sweden should step up efforts to fight systemic racism and focus on strategies to restore trust between police and minority groups, said a UN Human Rights Council-appointed group of independent experts on advancing racial justice and equality, on Friday.