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Mallika Sherawat talks on women’s rights at UN

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat highlighted the sufferings of women in India at the 65th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, saying strong implementation of laws is required and men should be part o

UN rights chief slams Security Council

In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticised the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put n

New Turkey flotilla for Gaza to challenge Israel

A Turkish aid group said on Monday it would send ships again to challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza, four years after Israeli commandos stormed its flotilla bound for the Palestinian territory and

United Nations urges world to help government

The UN Security Council has urged governments to help Iraq cope with a humanitarian crisis sparked by a jihadist offensive that has left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on the run.

Prime Minister to address UNGA September 27

Prime Minister Naren-dra Modi is expected to address the United Nations General Assem-bly on September 27, giving his first global speech to an audience of nearly 200 world leaders and foreign ministe

Over 100,000 Palestinians seeking UN refuge

Smoke and fire (above) from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on Tuesday — AFP,AP

The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees has said that over 100,000 internally displaced people are seeking safety in its facilities amid deteriorating security conditions in the Gaza Strip as it

‘Too many’ Palestinians killed

Relatives mourn during the funeral of four members of the Moamer family  after they were killed in an Israeli airstrike. AFP

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would ask UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to “put the State of Palestine under the UN international protection system” in order to address the violence in

Delhi becomes world's second most populous city

Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo (Photo: AP)

Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report.

UN marks WWI centenary, lauds role of Indians

The UN has commemorated the centenary of World War I, lauding the courage and sacrifice of soldiers, including over a million from India, and underscored the importance of reconciliation through diplo

Actress Emma Watson named UN Goodwill Ambassador

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British Actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the 'Harry Potter movie series, has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women.

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.