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At USD 64 bn, FDI inflow to India is fifth-highest in the world: UN report

According to a United Nations report, India received USD 64 billion in Foreign Direct Investment in 2020, the fifth largest recipient of...

Global

Singapore's COVID safety measures a big part of its human rights report to the UN

Even as the latest safety measures were announced for the Easter weekend and the parliament is set to discuss a digital vaccine passport...

Covid-19

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership during bilateral UN diplomats' meeting

India and the US have reaffirmed their strategic partnership and agreed to work together to strengthen multilateralism during a meeting...

USA

Indian environment and economics expert Ligia Noronha appointed assistant secretary-general of the UN

Noronha will succeed another Indian, development economist Satya Tripathi, in this role.

Global

Biden administration appoints two Indian-American women to key posts in UN Mission

The Biden administration has appointed two Indian-American experts — Sohini Chatterjee and Aditi Gorur — to key diplomatic positions at...

USA

Multilateralism is key to overcoming COVID-19 challenges, Balakrishnan says at UN

Speaking at the General Debate of the 75th United Nations (UN) General Assembly on September 26, Singapore's foreign affairs minister Vivian...

Singapore

18-year-old Indian boy named by UN to the 2020 class of young leaders for Sustainable Development Goals

The Young Leaders for the SDGs initiative is organised on a biennial basis by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

Global

PM Modi expected to address virtual UN General Assembly on September 26

This is the first time in the UN's 75-year history that the annual General Assembly session will be held virtually.

Global

UN applauds Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja at Public Service Day 2020

Top United Nations(UN) dignitaries applauded Kerala state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, for effectively tackling Covid-19 at Public...

Covid-19

Indian Army Major Suman Gawani to be honoured with UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award

This is the first time the UN Military Gender Advocate award has been given to an Indian peacekeeper.

Global

Trump halts WHO funding over handling of COVID-19 pandemic; decision criticised by UN chief, Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has said that the “world needs WHO now more than ever”.

Covid-19

Coronavirus outbreak biggest challenge since World War II, says UN Secretary General

A UN report estimates that up to 25 million jobs could be lost around the world as the result of the outbreak.

Covid-19

UN body goes to Indian Supreme Court against CAA; MEA hits back with sharp reply

The Supreme Court is currently hearing 143 petitions challenging the legal validity of the CAA.

Global

China, Pakistan’s efforts to internationalise Kashmir blocked in UNSC yet again

China, at the urging of Pakistan, tried yet again to call for international intervention in Kashmir through the United Nations only to be...

Global

Singapore ranks third, India 73rd in UN e-commerce ranking index 2019

Singapore came in third while India ranked 73rd out of 152 countries in a United Nations (UN) business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce index...

Global

Indian-American UNDP worker killed in Afghanistan terror attack

Anil Raj, an Indian-American aid worker, was killed in an attack in Kabul, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a press...

USA

India slams Pakistan at UNSC debate on women’s rights

Tensions ran high between India and Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate on women, peace and the global...

Global

India, Singapore among 34 nations that have paid UN dues ahead of deadline

India, Singapore, and 34 other United Nations (UN) member states paid their regular budget dues in full and on time to the world...

Global

“World must unite against terrorism”: Modi tells UN General Assembly, doesn’t mention Pakistan

The Prime Minister did not explicitly mention Pakistan but said that there must be more anger globally against what terrorism was doing to...

Global

Drama in New York as Pakistan Foreign Minister boycotts Jaishankar’s SAARC address

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi boycotted S Jaishankar's opening statement at the meeting of the SAARC Council of Foreign...

Global

Gandhi’s belief in equality resonates with Singapore: PM Lee at UN event

Gandhi’s belief in the “intrinsic equality of every person” resonates with Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Singapore

“Climate change, terrorism or corruption, Gandhiji's ideals are the guiding light”, says Modi

Modi also inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park at the UN headquarters and released a commemorative stamp issued by the UN.

Global

Climate change is existential for Singapore: PM Lee at UN Summit

Speaking at the Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019, at the United Nations, PM Lee highlighted the importance of cooperation between...

Singapore

A healthy life is everyone’s right, Prime Minister Modi says at UN meet

Emphasising India’s holistic approach towards the health sector, Modi outlined the four main pillars of healthcare that India focuses on.

Global

“The world needs to act now,” says Prime Minister Modi at UN Climate Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reinforced India’s commitment to combat climate change.

Global