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UN Human Rights Council to discuss Syria Tuesday


February 27th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 27 (IANS) The United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will hold an urgent debate on Syria Tuesday.Addressing the 19th session of the UNHRC, its president Laura Dupuy Lasserre ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues travel advisory for Syria


February 21st, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Pakistani mission in Syria has issued a travel advisory for the middle-eastern country, Geo News reported.Pakistani ambassador Waheed Ahmed said that due to the security ... Read more...

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US drones fly over Syria to monitor situation


February 20th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US military and intelligence drones are flying over Syria to monitor developments in the country torn by civil strife, NBC reported."A good number of American ... Read more...

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India votes for Syria resolution in UN General Assembly


February 17th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of a resolution that condemned the violent crackdown in Syria and urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly chief heading to India


February 14th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Amid a raging diplomatic row between Israel and Iran over the attack on Israeli personnel, the president of the 66th United Nations General Assembly ... Read more...

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International Interfaith Harmony award for Yusuf Ali


February 14th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) NRI business magnate M.A. Yusuf Ali has been selected for the prestigious Interfaith Harmony Award specially endowed with United Nations' Interfaith Harmony Week initiatives and observations.Ali ... Read more...

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UN holds Holocaust memorial ceremony


January 28th, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Friday organised a memorial ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, with a particular focus on child victims.The memorial ceremony was held ... Read more...

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Renewed bid for UNSC expansion by India, others (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) India, Brazil, Germany and Japan, collectively known as the G-4 group of countries, have made a joint bid for the expansion of the UN Security ... Read more...

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G-4 makes joint bid for UNSC expansion


January 27th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have made a joint bid for the expansion of the UN Security Council in both the permanent and non-permanent categories ... Read more...

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Five new UNSC members begin their term


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 2 (IANS) Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo, the five new non-permanent members of the 15-nation UN Security Council (UNSC) have begun serving their two-year terms.The five ... Read more...

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Pakistan set to assume UNSC seat


January 1st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) Pakistan is set to begin a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.Pakistan was elected to the 15-nation Security Council in October ... Read more...

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UN flag at half mast to mourn Kim Jong Il


December 29th, 2011 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 29 (IANS) The UN Wednesday flew its blue and white flag at half mast at its offices across the world to mourn the death of North Korean ... Read more...

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Pakistan a permanent member of UN scientific body


December 11th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 11 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has unanimously decided to appoint Pakistan a permanent member of the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation(UNSCEAR), Geo ... Read more...

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Indian MPs back idea for UN parliament


December 10th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Around 40 Indian MPs have backed the proposal for a UN parliamentary assembly that will comprise member nations' legislators and lead eventually to direct ... Read more...

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Indian envoy turns to Facebook to stress UN reforms


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) India's Permanent UN Representative Hardeep Singh Puri turned to Facebook terminology to point to the danger of the critical issue of UN General Assembly ... Read more...

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India offers to play role in achieving Middle East peace


December 1st, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) Underlining the importance of the West Asian region to the international community, India has expressed its readiness to play a supportive role to achieve ... Read more...

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India presses for urgent UNSC reform and expansion


November 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) Reiterating that reform and expansion of the UN Security Council are essential to reflect contemporary reality, India has called for pursuing early reform with ... Read more...

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UN needs more funds to end violence against women: Ban


November 24th, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for annual donations of $100 million to the UN Trust Fund to better finance the UN-led efforts to end ... Read more...

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Need political will to deal with terror safe havens: India


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) Noting that there has been no let up in terrorist violence in Afghanistan, India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out ... Read more...

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Libya reinstated to UN Human Rights Council


November 19th, 2011 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 19 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has reinstated Libya to the UN Human Rights Council, Xinhua reported Saturday.The UN General Assembly Friday voted to reinstate Libya's membership ... Read more...

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India’s Narinder Singh elected to International Law Commission


November 18th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has re-elected Narinder Singh of India as a member of the International Law Commission (ILC) for a five-year term beginning ... Read more...

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UN votes 34 new members to international legal group


November 18th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly voted here Thursday to elect 34 new members to the International Law Commission.The International Law Commission, tasked with promoting the development ... Read more...

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Palestinian membership bid report sent to UNSC


November 12th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 11 (IANS) The UN Security Council's admissions committee Friday forwarded to the 15-nation body its report on the Palestinian request for full UN membership, the council president ... Read more...

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US using IAEA as a tool: Iran


November 7th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 7 (IANS) A senior member of Iran's Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami, said Monday that the United States is using the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ... Read more...

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Iran says IAEA’s documents on its missile programme ‘baseless’


November 6th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 5 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Saturday the documents of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on his country's missile programme are "unfounded and baseless"."The alleged ... Read more...

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Pakistan in UNSC shows country not isolated: minister


November 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The election of Pakistan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council has proved that the country is not isolated, Minister for Information and ... Read more...

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India’s Sulabh gets top UN consultative status


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 3 (IANS) Recognizing Sulabh International's pioneering work in developing low-cost, environmental-friendly public toilet system, the United Nations has accorded its highest consultative status to the Indian NGO.The ... Read more...

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China urges IAEA to ensure global nuclear safety


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 2 (IANS) China has urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to further strengthen its leading role in enhancing global nuclear safety and promoting relevant international cooperation.Wang ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership reflects global support: Iran


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 2 (IANS) Iran has commended the decision of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) to grant the Palestinians a full membership while describing it as a ... Read more...

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Palestine becomes Unesco member; US upset


November 1st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) Palestine Monday became the 195th full-time member of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The White House has termed the admission "premature" and threatened ... Read more...

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India backs UN call for end to US trade embargo on Cuba


October 26th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 26 (IANS) India joined 181 other nations in the UN General Assembly in calling for the immediate lifting of the economic and trade embargo imposed on Cuba ... Read more...

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India elected to UN Economic and Social Council


October 25th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) India and 20 other countries have been elected to serve on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the main UN body tasked with furthering economic ... Read more...

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Vice president heading to Australia for CHOGM


October 24th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will head to Australia Thursday to represent India at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will focus on ... Read more...

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Pakistan joins India on UN Security Council


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan narrowly won a hotly-contested seat to the UN Security Council, joining India for a two-year term on the 15-member decision-making organ of the world ... Read more...

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Vatican recognises Libya’s NTC


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican Friday recognised Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people and wished it success, a day after the ... Read more...

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