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Female Afghan Leader Fawzia Koofi Keeps Striving For Afghanistan From Exile

Oct 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Fawzia Koofi, a former deputy speaker of parliament, was one of only four women in talks to reach a power-sharing deal with the Taliban, which ultimately failed.

Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.


UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

Haiti is one of just 15 countries -- and the second largest in population -- that continue to recognise self-ruling democratic Taiwan which China claims as part of its own territory.

UN, World Bank, IMF Need Urgent Reforms: FM Sitharaman In US

Oct 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Speaking at Harvard Kennedy School, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that these institutions don't speak for countries with issues unattended for years thus, urgent reforms in United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund are needed.


Asia-Pacific Nations Need To Be Climate Smart: UN

Countries in the region must reduce GHG emissions to maintain trade competitiveness, given the likelihood of carbon taxes at borders, states new UN report

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08 October, 2021

Pope Francis Will Not Attend UN Climate Summit: Vatican

Associated Press (AP)

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the Vatican delegation would be led by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who acts as the prime minister of the Holy See.


30 September, 2021

Russia Blocking Independent Experts On Sanctions In Africa: UN Diplomats

Associated Press (AP)

The UN diplomats said the Russia's refusal to sign off on members of new expert panels is already delaying investigations of sanctions violations in South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic.


29 September, 2021

US Senators Seek Sanctions On Taliban, Role Of Pakistan In Aiding Group

Outlook Web Desk

The legislation has been introduced to impose sanctions not only on Taliban, but also the foreign governments supporting it. Besides, it seeks role of Pakistan in helping Taliban to topple the government in Afghanistan.


25 September, 2021

India’s Young Diplomat Sneha Dubey Gives Blistering Reply To Pakistan At UNGA Over Kashmir

Outlook Web Desk

First Secretary Sneha Dubey gave a befitting reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over Kashmir rant inside UNGA.


25 September, 2021

‘Represent Country Proud To Be Known As Mother Of Democracy’: PM Modi At UNGA

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he represents the country that has ‘great tradition of democracy that goes back to thousands of years’.


25 September, 2021

It's Almost Certain Afghanistan's Taliban Won't Speak At UN

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan's former government, which they ousted on August 15, and asked to represent the country at the assembly's high-level General Debate.


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23 September, 2021

Taliban's Envoy To UN Requests Quick Recognition

Associated Press (AP)

If no world recognition of the Taliban comes by Monday, Afghan Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai will give the address to the UN General Assembly.


22 September, 2021

Taliban Nominates Shaheen As Afghan Envoy To UN, Wants Him To Participate At UNGA

Outlook Web Desk

The nomination sets up a confrontation between the Taliban and Afghanistan’s fallen government envoy, Gram Isakuzai, who has held his post so far.


21 September, 2021

Watch: BTS Deliver Speech And Then Perform 'Permission To Dance' At The 76th UN General Assembly

Outlook Web Bureau

BTS shared their remarks during the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Moment as the representatives of the youth today. This is the third time the band gave a speech at the UN following two occasions in 2018 and 2020.


21 September, 2021

Coordinate With Regional Democracies, Especially India, To Counter Terrorism: Trump Admin Ex-Official

Associated Press (AP)

Lisa Curtis, a former national security official in the US, stressed India's role in the matter ahead of US-India maiden bilateral meet.


21 September, 2021

Biden To Address UN General Assembly

PTI

It is believed that his address willl focus on clearing skepticism around US foreign policy post its hasty exit from Afghanistan. Strained relationship with France and China might also come up.


20 September, 2021

Terrorism, Climate Change, Vaccines—On India’s Agenda at UN General Assembly

Outlook Web Desk

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said issues including terrorism, climate change, vaccines, Indo-Pacific and UN reforms are going to be forcefully taken at the UNGA session.


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18 September, 2021

Empty Desk Array At UN To Highlight Education Loss Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Associated Press (AP)

The installation on the UN headquarters grounds has been unveiled to urge leaders to prioritize school reopening.


Photo Gallery

A police personnel during a mock-drill conducted by Delhi Police, to check anti-terror prepardeness at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.

PTI Photo /Vijay Verma

Newly elected President of Akhada Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri with Akhada Parishad General Secretary Mahant Hari Giri and sadhus, performs the 'Ganga Pujan' ritual at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Wrestlers in action during the state level wrestling tournament at Babura Village in Mirzapur.

PTI Photo

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala with Jitendra Singh talks to media after meeting Election Commissioner, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jitendra Singh comes out from Election Commission office, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
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