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To prevent inundation, Island states want ‘decisive’ climate action

The impact of rising sea level prompts plea ahead of the UN climate change conference

The impact of rising sea level prompts plea ahead of the UN climate change conference The Island countries which are at risk of deluge from climate chaos have issued an impassioned plea to the industrialized world. The plea is issued ahead of crucial negotiations on the Paris agreement that start on Monday in Madrid. Janine Felson, deputy chair of the Alliance of

UN report says Indian diaspora in largest in world

According to Global Migration Report 2020, India continues to be the largest country of origin of international migrants.

According to Global Migration Report 2020, India continues to be the largest country of origin of international migrants. According to Global Migration Report 2020, total number of migrants in the world is estimated at 270 million. Importantly, the United States of America becomes the top destination, with 51 million migrants. With a 17.5 million-strong diaspora across the world, India continues to be the

UK urges for UN access to Chinese detention camps in Xinjiang

UK calls for UN access to Chinese detention camps in Xinjiang region.

UK calls for UN access to Chinese detention camps in Xinjiang region. The UK has urged China to give “immediate and unfettered access” to United Nations observers to detention camps in Xinjiang region.  China is accused of keeping more than a million people from the Uighur community and other Muslim minorities without trial. The matter picked up pace after foreign office

India commits to restoring 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030

PM Modi announces the government’s resolve to tackle land degradation

PM Modi announces the government’s resolve to tackle land degradation Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 at the 14th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. India will increase its target for restoring degraded land from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares by 2030, Prime Minister Narendra

UN Conference on Desertification Commences in New Delhi

UN Conference on Desertification Commences in New Delhi

UN Conference on Desertification Commences in New Delhi The UN Conference of Parties, which meets every two years, has commenced in New Delhi, the COP discusses ways and means forward to address global land degradation. The 14th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) to combat desertification started on September 2, in New Delhi and is expected to conclude on September

Sudan asks UN to ensure all peacekeepers leave by June 2020

Sudan urges UN to withdraw peacekeepers from Darfur

Sudan urges UN to withdraw peacekeepers from Darfur Sudan has enjoined the UN Security Council to remove suspension of troop withdrawal and ensure that all peacekeepers leave Darfur by June 2020. Sudan has told the UN Security Council that the restrictions on the movement of troops in Darfur should be lifted. Sudan’s UN Ambassador Omer Mohamed Siddig asserted that it is time to

Cyberattacks by North Koreans to be probed by UN

Increasing instances of North Korean cyberattacks to be probed by UN

Increasing instances of North Korean cyberattacks to be probed by UN Experts at the United Nations have said that they are probing at least 35 instances of cyberattacks by North Koreans in 17 countries Experts claim that North Korean cyberattacks have been executed in an attempt to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs. At least $2 billion has been raised from

Fresh clashes in Syria’s Idlib province triggering “total panic”, says UN

Fresh fighting in Syria’s Idllib province creating panic: UN

Fresh fighting in Syria’s Idllib province creating panic: UN The renewed fighting in Syria’s Idlib province has created an atmosphere of “total panic” among civilians, a senior UN official has asserted UN humanitarian chief for Syria's, Panoz Moumtzis, said that a humanitarian disaster in jihadi-controlled Idlib province of Syria could foreshadow a wider government offensive and compel hundreds of thousands to leave

UN Report: 271 Million People lifted from Multidimensional Poverty in India

Reports says Multidimensional Poverty Index

UN's Multidimensional Poverty Index Report has been released United Nations Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report 2019 has noted that has India has lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016 ‘India’s has been the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as "assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition’, the report said. United

Extreme Poverty Eradication highest in South Asia says UN Report 2019

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 – caption

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 – caption The UN Sustainable Development Goals enlists global extreme poverty eradication by 2030 as a top priority. India has significantly reduced extreme poverty during 1990-2015 UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), which lays out the action plan for achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 has stated in a report that world poverty decline rate has

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