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United Nations: India has suffered economic losses of $79.5 billion due to natural disasters during the last two decades, according to the UN. Between 1998 to 2017, two of the worst years for lower-middle income countries, a category that India falls into, were 2002 when a severe drought in India affected 300 million people, and 2015 …

United Nations: While India has taken tremendous strides in combating poverty in the past decade, Muslims, members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Dalits saw the most progress in in reducing the impact of poverty, according to data compiled in a UN project. The “very positive trend” during the decade between 2005-06 and 2015-16 in India …

New Delhi: Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the United Nations human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir has ignored ground-level realities in the terror-ravaged state. Rubbishing the report on alleged human rights violations by the security forces, the Minister said the UN had chosen to ignore the humanitarian assistance the Indian Army …

Tokyo:Over 50 international non-governmental organisations on Thursday called on the leader of North Korea to put an end to human rights abuses in the country. In a letter addressed to Kim Jong-un, the NGOs, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, urge him to end abuses committed in detention centers and prisons, documented and reported …

United Nations: India has offered to power the UN headquarters with solar energy, helping bring the organisation in line with its own global advocacy of fighting climate change with renewables. “India is happy to inform that it intends to partner with the UN Secretariat to use renewable solar energy at the UN premises,” India’s Permanent Representative …

United Nations: India has supported a proposal to get the opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legal consequences of nations using force against others without the approval of the Security Council as required by the UN Charter. The proposal made by Russia and Belarus to get the World Court’s advisory opinion on …

United Nations: India has criticised the Security Council’s impotency in confronting the terrorism threat in Afghanistan, which poses dangers beyond its borders. “While new threats emerge from the IS/Daesh (Islamic State), the Security Council cannot even decide whether to designate the new leaders of Taliban(as global terrorists) or to freeze the assets of the slain leader …