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UN for ‘get-tough agenda’ on peacekeeper sex abuse

Jane Holl Lute

A former number two at the US department of homeland security is forcing the United Nations to confront one of the worst crises in its history: sexual abuse by peacekeepers.

UN alarmed by Boko Haram ties to ISIS

The UN Security Council on Friday said it was alar-med by Boko Haram’s ties to the ISIS and threw its support behind a Niger-ian-led regional summit to confront the threat.

MS tells UN technology firms can do more to combat digital terror

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Microsoft told the United Nations on Wednesday that technology companies can do more to combat digital terror, but warned there was no single solution to prevent terrorists from using the web.

Indian economy to grow 7.3 per cent in 2016: UN report

Notwithstanding delays in domestic policy reforms, India’s economy is “slowly gaining momentum” and is projected to grow by 7.3 per cent this year, a United Nations report on Thursday forecast.

Pakistan opposes India’s bid for permanent UNSC membership

The United Nations Security Council in session (Photo: AP)

India had said that the problem lies in the "imbalance of influence" within the Security Council between permanent and non-permanent members

G4 in pitch to expand UNSC permanent membership

Decrying the “out of date” structure of the UN Security Council, G4 nations, including India, have said the problem of “imbalance of influence” in the council cannot be corrected if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

On Earth Day, 171 countries sign climate deal

French President François Hollande

Leaders from more than 170 countries gathered at the United Nations on Friday to sign the Paris climate deal, a record turn-out that boosted hopes of quick action on combatting global warming.

India slams use of ‘hidden veto’ in UN

India on Friday slammed the use of the “hidden veto” and demanded accountability, saying the United Nations’ general members are “never ever” informed of the reason for not acceding to requests for sa

For first time, UN marks Ambedkar birthday

For the first time, the UN celebrated the birth anniversary of B.R.

India slams 'hidden veto' at UN after China blocks bid to ban Masood Azhar

JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar. (Photo: PTI)

India said general members are never informed of the reason for not acceding to requests for sanctioning terrorists.

With the results of the five Assembly elections out, there are certain clear heroes: Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, J. Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu, the LDF in Kerala and the BJP in Assam.

When the information and broadcasting ministry sent out letters to all ministers requesting them to give detailed interviews to Doordarshan and All-India Radio about the achievements of their respecti