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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

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.

For first time, UN marks Ambedkar birthday

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

Biggest killer of kids in Central African Republic not bullets: UN

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Central African Republic has recently made headlines because of allegations of child rape and other sexual abuses by peacekeepers.

UN adopts resolution on abuse by troops

The UN Security Council on Saturday approved its first-ever resolution tackling the escalating problem of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers who act as predators when sent to protect vulnerable civilians

No Indian among UN peacekeepers accused of abuse

Nearly 100 allegations of sexual exploitation across 69 countries were received by the UN against its peacekeepers in 2015 with no Indian personnel invol-ved in any wrongdoing, according to the world

Tough United Nations sanctions imposed on Pyongyang

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Wednesday the toughest sanctions ever imposed on North Korea in response to its fourth nuclear test and rocket launch.

UN chief hopefuls to be quizzed by members

The election of the next UN Secretary General will be “historic” and “game-changing” as the member states will interact and question all potential candidates with equal representation being given to w

US, China agree to expand North Korea sanctions

The United States will submit to the UN Security Council on Thursday a draft resolution that would expand sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, a spokesman for the US mission to

The parallel accounts put out by both the sides of what transpired at the meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan and the media spin on it in respective countries has once again

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