If countries can agree on a Paris rulebook, COP 24 will be deemed at least partially successful. Senior Climate Advisor at UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in India Vijay Samnotra on what to expect at COP24.
UNDP Country Director Francine Pickup and UN Women Deputy Representative Nishtha Satyam, Dec 03, 2018
Read UNDP Country Director Francine Pickup's oped with UN Women Deputy Representative Nishtha Satyam in The Wire on how the normalisation of sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace is keeping women from going to work
Yamini Lohia and Rajiv Chandran, Aug 03, 2018
India’s participation in UN peacekeeping is perhaps without parallel. India has been and remains one of the largest contributors of troops to UN peacekeeping missions, with more than 2,00,000 personnel deployed in operations since 1950, the most of any country. This is an incredible demonstration of India’s deep commitment not only to maintaining peace and harmony across the world but also of its belief in the UN Charter. A snapshot of India's proud history.
World Health Organization
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Jul 28, 2018
Viral hepatitis can be prevented, tested for, treated and in many cases cured. Its elimination is both possible and necessary. Read the op-ed by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, World Health Organization South-East Asia, on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day observed on 28 July every year.
Kailash Satyarthi, Jul 30, 2018
Nobel Peace Laureate and renowned child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi urged citizens to speak out and action against human trafficking and the plight of children and women who fall prey to sexual exploitation and abuse. In an exclusive interview with UNODC South Asia's Samarth Pathak, Satyarthi talks about the Trafficking in Persons Bill 2018 that was passed in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament) last...
Antonio Guterres, Jun 29, 2018
Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. The social media, encrypted communications and the dark Web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalise new recruits and plan atrocities. The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological or radioactive weapons.
Government of India
Syed Akbaruddin, Jun 25, 2018
Statement by Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative on the responsibility to protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
We meet today to address, in this setting, an issue that has been a long time in the making. The item on the agenda touches upon on differing philosophical basis of inter-state ties; varied historical experiences of interpretation of key concepts; and sharply divergent recent experiences of the translation of international precepts into practice. It is, therefore, entirely understandable, that the...
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Simonetta Di Pippo, Jun 14, 2018
All this activity is being fuelled by the fact that space is now a cornerstone of our modern society. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs director outlines what will be on the agenda when the world meets at UNISPACE+50 from June 18-21, 2018 to discuss outer space activities.
António Guterres, Jun 08, 2018
UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the first anniversary of the India‑United Nations Development Partnership Fund, in New York.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Jun 05, 2018
"On this historic occasion today, we make a solemn pledge that by 2022 we shall eliminate all single use plastics from our beautiful country," Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018.
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