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New York, With parliamentary elections one month away and a major ministerial conference planned for November in Geneva, the United Nation’s Special Representative for Afghanistan briefed the Security Council on Monday, noting that “preparations are on track” but that many challenges lie ahead, including increased security concerns. more
In a complex world, ‘we need to take the right road’: outgoing General Assembly President

New York,  The outgoing UN General Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák, called on the global community on Monday to remain steadfast in support of multilateralism, reiterat ...

Signs that North Korea is ‘maintaining nuclear weapons programme’ – UN political affairs chief

New York,  There are signs that North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK), is “still maintaining and developing its nuclear weapo ...

Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

New York, There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out on Monday, launching the Food a ...

Keeping order in the General Assembly: The strange saga of how a Viking gavel was broken, then lost, then carved again

New York, If you’re a keen observer of the United Nations General Assembly, you may have noticed the body’s President wields a very unusual looking gavel. It is a gift from Ic ...

Bhutan undergoing vote on Tuesday to choose next government

Thimphu: Citizens of Bhutan on Tuesday is undertaking polls to elect its next government.

Senior UN official calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian village in the West Bank

New York, The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to de ...

Is Beijing winning control of the South China Sea?

New Delhi/Beijing: The ownership of South China Sea for long has been a subject of debate. It has piqued the interests of many nations over the years. However, China, it seems, is having ...

‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord

New York,: There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace ag ...

More than 65 million ‘low-carbon jobs’ can be created by 2030: UN-backed Climate Summit urges action ‘to the next level’

New York,: New UN-backed commitments to take action against the damaging effects of climate change, could result in $26 trillion in economic benefits worldwide, and help create 65 million ...