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G4 nations pitch for expanding UNSC's permanent members

May 03, 2016

G4 nations pitch for expanding UNSC's permanent members

Decrying the "out of date" structure of the UN Security Council, G4 nations including India have said the problem of "imbalance of influence" in the Council cannot be corrected if only non-permanent members are added to the powerful world body as part of its reform. #Japan #United Nations #Pakistan #Brazil #NewsTracker #Germany #UN #Security Council #G4 #Syed Akbaruddin
UN to hold first World Humanitarian Summit; 80 countries to attend conclave

May 03, 2016

UN to hold first World Humanitarian Summit; 80 countries to attend conclave

Some 80 countries so far are planning to attend the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this month to re-think how to confront global crises, the UN aid chief said Monday. #United Nations #NewsTracker #World War II #Daniel Craig #Michael Douglas #Forest Whitaker #UN aid #World Humanitarian Summit
United Nations signs up Cate Blanchett to boost support for refugees

May 03, 2016

United Nations signs up Cate Blanchett to boost support for refugees

The UN said on Monday it had enlisted Oscar winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett to help raise awareness about the plight of refugees, amid a massive global displacement crisis. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Oscar #Refugee #Cate Blanchett #UNHCR #Goodwill Ambassador
US report puts India on 'Priority Watch List,' raises concerns over pharma sector

Apr 29, 2016

US report puts India on 'Priority Watch List,' raises concerns over pharma sector

The US’ Special 301 report continues to put India, along with a few other countries, under its ‘Priority Watch List’ for its intellectual property rights (IPR) regime #United States #HowThisWorks #United Nations #US #intellectual property rights #Special 301 report
Cease all financial and military aid to Pakistan: Senior Afghan lawmaker to US

Apr 29, 2016

Cease all financial and military aid to Pakistan: Senior Afghan lawmaker to US

An Afghan lawmaker on Friday asked the US to stop all financial and military aid to Pakistan, including sale of F-16 jets, and impose economic sanctions. #World #United Nations #US #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #terror #Sanctions
UN report gives thumbs up to India, says it is performing relatively well compared to other countries

Apr 29, 2016

UN report gives thumbs up to India, says it is performing relatively well compared to other countries

Cautious macroeconomic policy, reduced inflation and some structural reforms have helped India perform relatively well at times of global economic slowdown. #World #Economy #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Global economy #global economic slowdown
Aleppo hospital attack inexcusable violations of humanitarian law, says Ban Ki-moon

Apr 29, 2016

Aleppo hospital attack inexcusable violations of humanitarian law, says Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General condemned the bombing of a hospital in Aleppo and said attacks that target civilians are "inexcusable" violations of humanitarian law #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Ceasefire #Doctors Without Borders #Aleppo #air strikes #hospital attack
Need more 'genuine political willingness' for peace-building efforts: India

Apr 28, 2016

Need more 'genuine political willingness' for peace-building efforts: India

India beleives that a Lack of funds and inadequate coordination among UN organisations is limiting peace-building efforts. #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #UN Security Council #Ebola outbreak #Mogens Lykketoft #Tanmaya Lal #Peace-Building Commission
UN Security Council: We want to find ways to protect Palestinians from brutality

Apr 28, 2016

UN Security Council: We want to find ways to protect Palestinians from brutality

The UN Security Council will hold an informal meeting on 6 May on the protection of Palestinian civilians, an issue the Palestinians have pressed for decades and say is more needed now than ever. #United Nations #Egypt #NewsTracker #Israel #Venezuela #UN Security Council #Palestine #Malaysia #Senegal #Riyad Mansour #Danny Danon