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World agrees on first global commitment to curb single-use plastics

Nations have agreed to "significantly" curb items such as plastic bags and straws by 2030. Environmentalist groups warn the measures don't go far enough, with the US reportedly blocking efforts for more radical action. United Nations member states agreed on Friday to “significantly reduce” single-use plastics over the next decade. The pledge came after marathon […]

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For 4th time, China blocks bid to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

China on Thursday blocked a fresh move to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN Security Council, allowing a major bilateral irritant with India to fester. A statement issued by the external affairs ministry in New Delhi expressed “disappointment” at the UN’s Islamic State and al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee […]

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Heather Nauert withdraws her nomination for US envoy to UN

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said President Donald Trump will make an announcement about a new nominee soon. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Saturday she has withdrawn her nomination for the prestigious position of US Ambassador to the United Nations. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said President Donald Trump will make […]

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Stories of Jews finding refuge in India recounted at UN’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 commemorates the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. Poignant tales of compassion of Jews finding refuge in India in the midst of the horror of the Holocaust were recounted as the UN commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. International Holocaust Remembrance Day on […]

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UN to vote on monitors to observe cease-fire in Yemen port

The fragile cease-fire has halted months of heavy fighting in Hodeida, through which the country imports 70 percent of its food and humanitarian aid. The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution that would authorize U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida and […]

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Panel for adopting UN model on cross-border insolvency

The model forms part of international best practices in dealing with such issues The Insolvency Law Committee (ILC), tasked with suggesting amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India, has recommended that India adopt the United Nations’ model to handle cross-border insolvency cases. “The ILC has recommended the adoption of the United Nations Commission […]