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India terms UN rights chief’s remarks on Kashmir ‘unwarranted’

Bachelet had flagged frequent disruptions in communication The remarks by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet on the circumstances in Kashmir are “unwarranted”, said the Indian diplomatic representative to the 48th Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, on Tuesday. On Monday, Ms. Bachelet had expressed her concern about the “frequent” disruptions […]

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UN chief: World faces a ‘hurricane of humanitarian crises’

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that humanitarian needs are outpacing the ability of the United Nations and aid organisations to meet them, “turbocharged by the Covid-19 pandemic". The United Nations chief warned Friday that a “hurricane of humanitarian crises” around the world has left civilians in conflict areas paying the highest price and is compounded by […]

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India adopts ‘zero-tolerance’ policy for serious misconduct of peacekeepers: Ambassador Tirumurti

U.N. Ambassador Tirumurti said prevention lay at the core of India’s efforts to combat SEA and serious misconduct issues, and screening, training, and awareness were the prime components of this approach India pays great attention to the conduct of peacekeepers and has adopted a “zero-tolerance” policy for sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) related serious misconduct, […]

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UN approves Costa Rica’s Grynspan to head UNCTAD

Economist Rebecca Grynspan is the first woman and Central American to lead the UN agency promoting trade and development. The UN General Assembly on June 12 approved the nomination of Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan to head the UN agency promoting trade and development, the first woman and Central American to lead the Geneva-based organisation. […]

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Gujarat: Venue for iconic business meets now a Covid hospital

Sources told The Indian Express that the civil hospital authorities were more than eager to shed off some of their burden to the new facility and start catering to the huge number of non-Covid patients coming to it from across the district. Mahatma Mandir, a venue for iconic business congregation Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in […]

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Myanmar people want United Nations sanctions, peacekeepers: UN Official

“People are really looking for concerted international action in terms of sanctions. Frankly, some people here want to see peacekeepers,” acting resident and humanitarian coordinator Andrew Kirkwood said. The people of Myanmar have huge expectations from the United Nations and the international community following the February 1 coup, with many calling for sanctions and some […]

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U.N. Security Council 'strongly condemns' Myanmar military's violence

It was the second time in just over a month that the council’s 15 members, including China, a traditional ally of the former Burma, made a rare show of unity over Myanmar The U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed on a statement Wednesday condemning the Myanmar military’s use of violence against peaceful anti-coup protesters, diplomats said. […]