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Armed man outside United Nations headquarters in New York arrested after standoff, lockdown
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Armed man outside United Nations headquarters in New York arrested after standoff, lockdown

The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was taken into custody without incident at around 1:40 p.m., about three hours after police said he was first spotted outside a security checkpoint on Manhattan’s First Avenue.

UN headquarters in New York cordoned off over police stand-off with armed man, say officials
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UN headquarters in New York cordoned off over police stand-off with armed man, say officials

Images showed armed police surrounding a man standing on a sidewalk while holding what appeared to be a gun

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2021: Facts about modern slavery and impact of COVID-19 on it
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2021: Facts about modern slavery and impact of COVID-19 on it

Modern slavery is used as an umbrella term as the term is not defined in law. It includes forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking.

United Nations wants proof of missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's well-being
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United Nations wants proof of missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's well-being

The UN Human Rights Office called for a fully-transparent investigation into the former Grand Slam doubles champion's claims against Zhang Gaoli

'Terrorists enjoy free pass in Pakistan': India slams Pakistan at UNSC over Kashmir issue
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'Terrorists enjoy free pass in Pakistan': India slams Pakistan at UNSC over Kashmir issue

Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Kajal Bhat said, the entire UT of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were, are and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India.

International Day for Tolerance 2021: Importance of day for fostering mutual understanding
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International Day for Tolerance 2021: Importance of day for fostering mutual understanding

The day began as an initiative to affirm that tolerance is an appreciation of the world’s cultures and also recognises human rights and the freedom of others.

Glasgow Climate Pact: Five things you need to know about the UN COP26 deal
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Glasgow Climate Pact: Five things you need to know about the UN COP26 deal

From phasing out coal to carbon market loopholes, here are the highlights of the finally signed Glasgow Climate Pact, which brought together 197 countries in a fight against climate change

International Week of Science and Peace 2021: Developing better technology and cultivating peace heart of this event
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International Week of Science and Peace 2021: Developing better technology and cultivating peace heart of this event

The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace

UN Climate Summit: 'Clean up your mess', young activists demand action as protesters rally in Glasgow
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UN Climate Summit: 'Clean up your mess', young activists demand action as protesters rally in Glasgow

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and numerous other leaders have credited youth activism for reinvigorating the world's fight to curb climate change

Explained: Important terms and issues from UNFCC's COP26 summit you need to know
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Explained: Important terms and issues from UNFCC's COP26 summit you need to know

The Paris accord set a target for limiting global warming but left it up to each country to submit its own emissions reduction targets, known as Nationally Determined Contributions.

We The Change: We need to invest in our future by protecting and conserving our water bodies
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We The Change: We need to invest in our future by protecting and conserving our water bodies

To attain an optimal value of ecosystem services, ecological infrastructure is key.

Myanmar crisis: Thousands misplaced in country's northwest, many flee to India
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Myanmar crisis: Thousands misplaced in country's northwest, many flee to India

The UN has called for parties to the conflict to protect civilians and humanitarians and reiterated that aid workers and their properties should never be a target

COP26 Summit: World is strapped to a 'doomsday device', warns UK's Boris Johnson
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COP26 Summit: World is strapped to a 'doomsday device', warns UK's Boris Johnson

Johnson told the summit that humanity had run down the clock when it comes to climate change, and the time for action is now

Why Taiwan’s entry into United Nations must be welcomed and facilitated
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Why Taiwan’s entry into United Nations must be welcomed and facilitated

It is time for Taiwan, a bubbling democracy practising competitive politics with mature rule of law, to exhibit its model of governance to the rest of the world

COP26 explained: Some key terms and issues that will be discussed at UN climate summit
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COP26 explained: Some key terms and issues that will be discussed at UN climate summit

Two hundred countries from round the world will join the summit at Glasgow to haggle over the best measures to combat global warming.

G20 agrees on limiting global warming to 1.5 degree celsius above pre-industrial levels
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G20 agrees on limiting global warming to 1.5 degree celsius above pre-industrial levels

The group of 20 countries are looking for common ground on how to reduce emissions while helping other countries deal with the impact of rising temperatures

We The Change: We need to restore the planet while creating sustainable livelihoods for people
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We The Change: We need to restore the planet while creating sustainable livelihoods for people

The cost of mitigation through restoration is very less compared to the cost we will have to bear when disasters strike.

Anti-vaxxers latch on Colin Powell's death to bolster argument against COVID-19 vaccines
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Anti-vaxxers latch on Colin Powell's death to bolster argument against COVID-19 vaccines

But Powell suffered from myeloma, a type of cancer that experts say undermines the efficacy of shots, and data shows his age left him especially vulnerable

World Statistics Day: History and significance of this global day dedicated to statistics
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World Statistics Day: History and significance of this global day dedicated to statistics

The UN’s Statistical Commission was formed in the year 1947. But the Commission adopted the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics in 1994 only.

Taliban agrees to restart polio vaccinations across Afghanistan, says World Health Organisation
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Taliban agrees to restart polio vaccinations across Afghanistan, says World Health Organisation

The Taliban had since 2018 barred UN-organised vaccination teams from door-to-door campaigns in parts of Afghanistan under their control over fears of spy infiltration