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Former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar passes away

Former United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar recently passed away at the age of 100, in his native country Peru. The veteran diplomat served as United Nations Secretary General from 1981 to 1991 and led the UN during the Iran-Iraq war and the El Salvador civil war. Recently, Javier Perez celebrated his 100th birthday.

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 ..

Indian-origin Anita Bhatia Appointed as UN-Women s Deputy Executive Director

Indian-origin Anita Bhatia has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. UN Women United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. It: Supports ..