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India contributes $4.71 mn more to UN Democracy Fund


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) India has made a further contribution of $4.71 million to the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) set up in 2005 to encourage participation of all ... Read more...

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UN delivers Myanmar relief supplies


March 31st, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN has delivered emergency relief supplies to displaced people in Myanmar's restive Kachin state.Two convoys carrying relief supplies to Kachin have returned to base, ... Read more...

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UN to observe Earth Hour


March 31st, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN will observe Earth Hour Saturday by turning off the lights for one hour at its facilities around the world.The world body, headquartered in ... Read more...

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Unicef to help displaced women, children of Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 24 (IANS) The Unicef will address urgent issues related to health, education and other needs of thousands of displaced Syrian women and children, a UN spokesman said.According ... Read more...

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UN chief criticises mutiny in Mali


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday strongly condemned the mutiny in Mali and called on "those responsible to refrain from any actions that could increase ... Read more...

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Cross-cultural understanding essential for peace: UN


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the UN General Assembly, has said that encouraging cross-cultural understanding and dialogue was essential for peace and development.The General Assembly ... Read more...

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India backs UN resolutions on Iran nuclear issue


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 22 (IANS) India has come out in support of full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the Iranian nuclear issue but said all efforts should be ... Read more...

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More needs to be done in Afghanistan: India to UNSC


March 21st, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 21 (IANS) Although progress made till date in war-torn Afghanistan has been significant, "much more needs to be done" in the country, Hardeep Singh Puri, India's permanent ... Read more...

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Annan asks UNSC to speak in one voice over Syria


March 17th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 17 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the joint special envoy of the UN and the Arab League on the Syrian crisis, said Friday that he has urged the UN ... Read more...

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UN chief to undertake Asia tour


March 16th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on an Asian tour Sunday. He will visit places including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea, a UN ... Read more...

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UN chief hails Fiji’s plan for new constitution


March 13th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday welcomed a plan by Fiji's military ruler to institute a new constitution in the Pacific island nation, saying that the ... Read more...

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Kofi Annan to meet Syrian president


March 10th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 10 (IANS) Former UN chief Kofi Annan will call on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's capital city Damascus Saturday. He will also meet with opposition ... Read more...

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UN to hold global conference on women in 2015


March 9th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and current president of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser have proposed the idea of holding a global conference on women's ... Read more...

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Top UN officials to visit Syria


March 6th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 6 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan and humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit the country in the coming days, a spokesman said here."Kofi Annan, ... Read more...

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UNSC calls on Syria to allow humanitarian access


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 2 (IANS) UN Security Council has called on the Syrian authorities to allow "immediate, full and unimpeded" humanitarian access.The Security Council called upon the Syrian authorities to ... Read more...

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India supports UN sanctions against Cote d’Ivoire


March 31st, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) India Thursday supported the United Nation Security Council's (UNSC) resolution imposing targeted sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and his close aides for refusing ... Read more...

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Situation in Cote d’Ivoire remains volatile: UN spokesman


March 29th, 2011 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 29 (IANS) The situation in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d'Ivoire, remains volatile, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky has said ."Patrols from the UN Mission in Cote ... Read more...

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UN chief to attend London conference on Libya


March 29th, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 29 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he will participate in the conference on Libya to be held in London Tuesday, Xinhua reported.The statement came as ... Read more...

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India for peaceful resolution of Iranian nuclear issue


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) Expressing support for Iran's right to peaceful use of nuclear energy "consistent with their international obligations", India has called for intensification of efforts to address ... Read more...

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India abstains from Libya vote, fears it may worsen situation (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 18 (IANS) As the Security Council authorised the use of force in Libya, India abstained from the vote out of a concern that the measures may not ... Read more...

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India abstains from UN vote on Libya (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 18 (IANS) In a snub to the US, India and four other countries have abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution authorizing a no-fly zone ... Read more...

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UN Security Council authorizes no-fly zone over Libya (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 18 (IANS) The UN Security Council Thursday authorized a no-fly zone over Libya and called for other "necessary measures" to protect the civilians there.The resolution, however, excluded ... Read more...

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UN Security Council to discuss Libyan no-fly zone Wednesday


March 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council will meet again Wednesday to discuss the issue of a no-fly zone over Libya, Xinhua reported.Li Baodong, China's permanent representative to ... Read more...

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India seeks stronger UN General Assembly


March 15th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 15 (IANS) India has called for substantive measures to strengthen the role of UN General Assembly as the chief deliberative, legislative and policy-making and representative body of ... Read more...

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Listen to people, UN chief tells leaders (Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged world leaders to "listen to the voices of people" as he announced plans to visit Egypt and Tunisia.The UN ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit Egypt, Tunisia


March 12th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced a plan to visit Egypt and Tunisia next week against the backdrop of growing concerns over the current political ... Read more...

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India committed to work towards peace in Somalia


March 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 11 (IANS) India has told the UN it is committed to cooperating with the transitional government in Somalia and at working towards peace and reconstruction in the ... Read more...

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UN chief names special envoy to Libya


March 7th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has appointed former Jordanian foreign minister Abdelilah Al- Khatib as his special envoy to Libya.A statement issued by Ban's spokesman ... Read more...

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UN chief to appoint special envoy to Libya


March 4th, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 4 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will soon appoint a special envoy to Libya, which is facing violent anti-government protests, Xinhua reported."The secretary general made clear ... Read more...

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India promises to be flexible in UNSC reform talks


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) India, an aspirant to a permanent seat of the UN Security Council, has expressed its readiness to work with other nations towards the goal of ... Read more...

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‘Kabhi Khushi, Kabhie Gham’ for India at UN


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) The never ending debate over Security Council reforms reminds the Indian envoy to the UN of the hit Bollywood movie "Kabhi Khushi, Kabhie Gham" or ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns killing of Pakistani minister


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the assassination of Pakistan's only Christian minister, calling him a "prominent advocate" for minority rights.A statement, released here ... Read more...

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UN condemns Moscow blasts


March 30th, 2010 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned Monday the twin suicide blasts at the Moscow subway stations that claimed 38 lives, his official spokesman said. Separate blasts in ... Read more...

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UN chief hails new US-Russia pact on arms cut


March 27th, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 27 (IANS) The new agreement between Russia and the US to reduce their arsenals is an "important milestone" in global efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons, ... Read more...

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Water shortage can cause global conflict, warns UN


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) Increasing demand for water and shortage of the resource across the world can become a potential source of conflict, the United Nations has warned. The increased demand for ... Read more...

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