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Flights of Falsity: Ahead of crucial UN meet on human rights, Pakistan takes global body for a ride
World

Flights of Falsity: Ahead of crucial UN meet on human rights, Pakistan takes global body for a ride

A report by a human rights group has exposed at least 10 false claims in Pakistan's submission to the UN Human Rights Council

The will to power: How India can become a leading power in the world
Opinion

The will to power: How India can become a leading power in the world

This book, ‘Grasping Greatness: Making India a Leading Power’, identifies key attributes of greatness that India must approximate to in order to make a leap from its current balancing, bridging, emerging or rising power spot to leading and great power in the global league

UN forecasts fall in global economic growth to 1.9 per cent in 2023
World

UN forecasts fall in global economic growth to 1.9 per cent in 2023

Painting a gloomy and uncertain economic outlook, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said the current global economic slowdown cuts across both developed and developing countries, with many facing risks of recession in 2023

India a 'bright spot' in world economy right now: Top UN economist
World

India a 'bright spot' in world economy right now: Top UN economist

India's economic growth is expected to remain "strong" even as prospects for other South Asian nations "are more challenging," Hamid Rashid said

UN agency for Palestinian refugee seeks $1.6 billion for 2023
World

UN agency for Palestinian refugee seeks $1.6 billion for 2023

The agency, which counts nearly 30,000 staff -- most of them Palestinian refugees -- runs more than 700 schools that offer education to half a million children, and provides health, sanitation and social services, including food and cash assistance

Climate-related disasters increases human trafficking risks, says UN
World

Climate-related disasters increases human trafficking risks, says UN

As entire regions of the world are at risk of becoming 'increasingly uninhabitable', millions will face a 'high risk of exploitation along migration routes, the UN report said

Inspections of ships carrying Ukrainian grain halved since October
World

Inspections of ships carrying Ukrainian grain halved since October

Some U.S. and Ukrainian officials accuse Russia of deliberately slowing down inspections, which a Russian official denied. Inspection teams from Russia, Ukraine, the U.N. and Turkey ensure ships carry only food and other agricultural products and no weapons

Abdul Rehman Makki, deputy leader of Pakistan-based LeT, designated a global terrorist by UN
World

Abdul Rehman Makki, deputy leader of Pakistan-based LeT, designated a global terrorist by UN

The UN Security Council’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee added 68-year-old Makki, the brother-in-law of JUD/LeT Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, to its list of designated terrorists on Monday after China withdrew its hold on a joint proposal by India and the US

World Economic Forum 2023: 'Record FDI shows faith in India,' says Deepak Bagla
World

World Economic Forum 2023: 'Record FDI shows faith in India,' says Deepak Bagla

India is well-positioned in the global economic scenario and has a large presence across global investment community, said Deepak Bagla, chief executive officer and managing director of Invest India

Davos set for world leaders' biggest post-pandemic gathering; significant Indian presence at summit
World

Davos set for world leaders' biggest post-pandemic gathering; significant Indian presence at summit

More than 50 heads of governments or states are expected over the next five days for the meeting, while four Union ministers -- Mansukh Mandaviya, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Smriti Irani and R K Singh -- would be present from India

Zelenskyy wants to visit UN on anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine
World

Zelenskyy wants to visit UN on anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine is consulting with its partners on the two measures, one that would support the 10-point peace formula that includes the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity and the withdrawal of Russian forces and the other that would establish a tribunal to prosecute crimes of aggression

The hole in the ozone layer is shrinking. Here's how it was plugged
World

The hole in the ozone layer is shrinking. Here's how it was plugged

According to a UN report, the ozone layer is on track to fully recover within four decades. However, it warns that controversial geoengineering schemes to combat global warming may reverse that progress

Ozone layer slowly healing, hole to mend by 2066, says new United Nations report
World

Ozone layer slowly healing, hole to mend by 2066, says new United Nations report

The progress is slow, according to the report presented at the American Meteorological Society convention in Denver

Pakistan flood recovery needs 'massive' investment: UN
World

Pakistan flood recovery needs 'massive' investment: UN

'No country deserves to endure what happened to Pakistan,' UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an international conference in Geneva, which is seeking billions of dollars to support recovery from the disaster

India deploys platoon of women peacekeepers in UN mission in Abyei
World

India deploys platoon of women peacekeepers in UN mission in Abyei

India's Permanent Mission to the UN said in a statement that the platoon of women peacekeepers will be deployed in Abyei as part of the Indian Battalion in the United Nations Interim Security Force, Abyei (UNISFA) on January 6, 2023

Pakistan needs more than $16 billion for flood recovery: UN
World

Pakistan needs more than $16 billion for flood recovery: UN

In a bid to meet the towering needs, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will host an international conference in Geneva next week

G20 to be flavour of 2023; first meeting under tourism track likely in late January
World

G20 to be flavour of 2023; first meeting under tourism track likely in late January

India assumed the presidency of the influential bloc on December 1, setting the tone for the ministry's calendar this year. More than 200 meetings will be held across 55 locations, culminating with the annual G20 summit on September 9-10

UNSC under India's Presidency voices concern over restrictions on women, girls imposed by Taliban in Afghanistan
World

UNSC under India's Presidency voices concern over restrictions on women, girls imposed by Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban have banned women from attending university and working for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) last week

Ukraine foreign minister aims at February peace summit but says Russia unlikely to take part
World

Ukraine foreign minister aims at February peace summit but says Russia unlikely to take part

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that his government wants a 'peace' summit within two months at the United Nations with Secretary-General António Guterres as mediator

Ukraine to call for Russia's removal from UN Security Council
World

Ukraine to call for Russia's removal from UN Security Council

Dmytro Kuleba said the question of Russia's veto-wielding permanent seat in the UN Security Council -- also held by the United States, Britain, France and China -- was already being discussed around diplomacy circles