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Up to 4.4 billion people will live with limited access to water

On the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that between 3.5 and 4.4 billion people in the world will live with limited access to water. He also announced that out of the people with limited access, more than 1 billion of them would be in major ..

Guyana takes over G77 Chairmanship for 2020

The South American country Guyana recently took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G77) for the year 2020 from Palestine, which chaired the group for 2019. The Foreign Minister of Palestine formally handed over the gavel to the Prime Minister of Guyana. The Group of 77(G77), which was established in 1964 in Geneva, ..

Pakistan Foreign Minister to US for Resolving Tensions in the Middle East

For de-escalating and resolving tensions between Washington and Tehran, a neighbor of Iran, Pakistan is trying to insert itself on a mediating role as its Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be on a two-day visit to the United States starting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. New York is said to be the first stop ..

Cash-Strapped UN thanks India for paying 2020 Annual Dues ahead of Schedule

Responsible for maintaining international peace and security, the intergovernmental organization, United Nations (UN) has been facing a severe financial crisis because of the unpaid annual dues of almost one-third of its member states, this was informed by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres to the United Nations budget-setting Fifth Committee on October 2019. India has become ..

UN-SCO cooperation to fight terrorism

At an event on the UN-SCO cooperation on peace, security and stability, Guterres organized on 19 Nov,  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded the counter-terrorism partnership between the world body and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The event was jointly organized by the Russian UN mission and the SCO. The SCO is an intergovernmental international organization, ..

Abhijit Guha appointed to lead United Nations’ Mission in war-hit Yemen

Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and head of the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). He has been tasked with leading the UN oversight of a ceasefire agreement between Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi ..

Anita Bhatia appointed as UN-Women Deputy Executive Director

Indian-origin Anita Bhatia has been the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships. The key appointment comes less than a week after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Indian Army officer Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar as his new Force Commander ..

Jitender Kumar & Shikha Garg are among 115 UN personnel staff honoured for sacrifice in line of duty

Two Indians – an Indian police officer Jitender Kumar deployed to the UN mission in Congo and a consultant Shikha Garg with the UN development programme, killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, are among 115 UN peacekeepers and staff honoured by the global organisation for their sacrifice. They lost their lives in the service ..