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.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Jun 05, 2018
"The choices that we make today, will define our collective future. The choices may not be easy. But through awareness, technology, and a genuine global partnership, I am sure we can make the right choices," Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's speech on World Environment Day 2018.
Yamini Lohia and Mrinalini Santhanam, Jun 06, 2018
Protecting the environment and leaving a thriving planet to future generations is in our hands – literally. As the global host of this year's World Environment Day celebrations, India -- across sectors, across stakeholders -- joined hands to take on single-use plastics.
CK Mishra and Erik Solheim, Jun 05, 2018
Plastic is of course a miracle material, and the growth of our use of plastics to the current proportions reflects its incredible utility. If plastics use were confined to these positive uses alone, there would be no problem. CK Mishra, Secretary, MoEF&CC and Erik Solheim, Head, UN Environment write on World Environment Day.
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