UN chief calls for dialogue, urges restraint on all sides

UN chief calls for dialogue, urges restraint on all sides

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the developments in Bangladesh very closely and is deeply concerned by the ongoing violence, his spokesperson has said, urging authorities in Dhaka to work with its young population and find solutions to the ongoing challenges. Violent protests erupted in Bangladesh over quotas in the allocation of government jobs. “Turning … Read more

PM Modi Likely to Address High-level UNGA Session on Sep 26

PM Modi Likely to Address High-level UNGA Session on Sep 26

Published By: Aditi Ray Chowdhury Last Updated: July 16, 2024, 22:14 IST New York, United States of America (USA) Modi, who was sworn in last month as India’s Prime Minister for a historic third term, last addressed the annual high-level UNGA session in September 2021.(File Photo/YouTube) As per the provisional list of speakers for the … Read more

No Afghan women in UN’s upcoming meet with Taliban, envoy defends move

No Afghan women in UN’s upcoming meet with Taliban, envoy defends move

The United Nations’ top official in Afghanistan defended the failure to include Afghan women in the upcoming first meeting between the Taliban and envoys from 22 countries, insisting that demands for women’s rights are certain to be raised. U.N. special envoy Roza Otunbayeva was pummeled with questions Friday from journalists about criticism from human rights … Read more

Israel’s FM Calls UN Decision To ‘Blacklist’ Israel’s Military ‘Shameful’ | World News

Israel’s FM Calls UN Decision To ‘Blacklist’ Israel’s Military ‘Shameful’ | World News

TEL AVIV: Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz slammed the UN Secretary General’s decision to include the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) in a blacklist of countries and entities that harm children during conflict, saying Israel rejects this move “with disgust” and calling it “shameful.” Katz pointed out that the decision to include the IDF on the … Read more

Palestinians on world court’s Rafah order: ‘Massacres are increasing’

Palestinians on world court’s Rafah order: ‘Massacres are increasing’

Forced from her home by Israel’s seven-month-long Gaza offensive, Salwa al-Masri has little hope her plight will be alleviated by a ruling from the U.N.’s top court ordering Israel to halt its offensive in Rafah. “The massacres are only increasing,” she said, as she cooked a meal on an open fire outside a tent in … Read more

Hope Palestine’s Application For UN Membership Will Be Reconsidered, Endorsed: India

Hope Palestine’s Application For UN Membership Will Be Reconsidered, Endorsed: India

India has voiced hope that Palestine’s bid to become a full member of the United Nations United Nations: India has voiced hope that Palestine’s bid to become a full member of the United Nations, which was blocked by the US last month, will be reconsidered and its endeavour to become a member of the world … Read more

US-Russia Showdown Looms Large As UN Votes On Use Of Nuclear Weapons In Space

US-Russia Showdown Looms Large As UN Votes On Use Of Nuclear Weapons In Space

The United States and Russia are bracing for a confrontation at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday regarding nuclear weapons in space. The council is slated to vote on a resolution put forward by the US, urging nations to prevent an arms race beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Expectations are high that Russia will veto the … Read more

India’s UN Representative On Humanitarian Crisis Caused By Israel-Hamas War

India’s UN Representative On Humanitarian Crisis Caused By Israel-Hamas War

United Nations: India has termed the UN Security Council resolution that demanded immediate ceasefire in Gaza for the month of Ramadan a “positive step,” asserting that the humanitarian crisis resulting from the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is “simply unacceptable.””We are deeply troubled by the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The humanitarian crisis has deepened and instability has … Read more

India Calls For ‘Immediate De-escalation’ In Gaza, Backs Two-State Solution For Israel-Palestine At UN | World News

India Calls For ‘Immediate De-escalation’ In Gaza, Backs Two-State Solution For Israel-Palestine At UN | World News

New Delhi: India has urged for a “swift de-escalation and renunciation of violence” in Gaza, but did not explicitly call for a ceasefire, which is widely supported by the UN but rejected by Israel. “We appeal for a swift de-escalation and renunciation of violence in order to achieve a lasting solution,” India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira … Read more

Israel Gaza War UN Team Finds Credible Information Regarding Sexual Violence By Hamas On Israeli Hostages

Israel Gaza War UN Team Finds Credible Information Regarding Sexual Violence By Hamas On Israeli Hostages

A team of United Nations experts on Monday claimed that there are “reasonable grounds to believe” that incidents of sexual violence, including rape and gang rape, occurred during the attacks on Israel by Hamas militants on October 7. The UN team also found evidence of sexual violence against Palestinian men and women in detention centres … Read more