Dr. Anupam Ray

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MEA Appoints Dr Anupam Ray As Ambassador Of India To UN Conference

Dr Anupam Ray has been appointed as India's ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament, on December 29. He will also be the permanent representative of India for UN Conferences. "Dr Anupam Ray (IFS:1994) presently joint secretary in Ministry, has been appointed as the next Ambassador/PR of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva," read release issued by Ministry of External Affairs. Ray is expected to join duties soon. 

Wed, 29 Dec 2021 - 06:48 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Anupam Ray, Ministry of External Affairs, UN Conference, United Nations, Indian Ambassador

Courtesy: ANI

Afghanistan  Food crisis

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300 Families In Afghanistan Receive Food Assistance Packages: Afghan Food Crisis

As many as 300 families received food assistance on December 7, amid the ongoing food crisis in Afghanistan's Ghazni under the Taliban regime. Xinhua reported that 50 kg rice, 7 kg sugar, 7 kg beans, 5 liters of cooking oil, and 1 kg tea were included in the package. Besides, 8.7 million people are reportedly close to… read-more

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 08:45 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Afghanistan, Afghanistan food crisis, Taliban, Famine, United Nations

Courtesy: ANI

Women in Hijab.

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Woman Isn't Property, Consent For Marriage Is Necessary: Taliban's Decree

The Taliban government on December 3 issued a special decree stating that women should not be considered as property but free human being in Afghanistan. Reportedly, the Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada said women cannot be ''used for exchange in a deal or enmity''. As per the decree, women's consent for marriage has also been made necessary. Widows can also ask share in husband's and father's property.  

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - 11:00 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Taliban, United Nations, Terrorism, Women Right, Afghanistan

Courtesy: ANI

United Nations COP26

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COP27 Climate Summit To Be Held In Egypt In 2022

The Ministry of Environment of Finland on November 13 announced that the next United Nations Climate Conference, COP27 will be organised in Egypt in 2022. The COP26 was held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12. The main motive of the summit was to fulfill the goals set in the Paris Agreement in 2015, which focused on greenhouse emission reduction, global warming, climate finance and carbon neutrality.

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 - 06:41 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: COP26, United Nations, Glasgow, Egypt, environment

Hands approaching for food.

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45M People Are On The Brink Of Starvation, Says UN Food Agency

The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WEP), on November 8 said the number of people who are heading toward the brink of starvation has risen to 45 million across 43 countries in the world. ''We've got conflict, climate change, and COVID-19 driving up the numbers of the acutely hungry,'' said David Beasley, WEP Executive Director. Reportedly, $7 billion are needed to avert the global famine. 

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 07:27 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: World Food Programme, Famine, Hunger, Starvation, United Nations


Jake Paul and Elon Musk

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Jake Paul Asks 690K Retweets To Donate $10M To Alleviate World Hunger 

Following Elon Musk's proposal to give $6 billion if the United Nations' Food agency develops a strategy to alleviate world hunger, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul volunteered to donate $10 million. He expressed his support for the noble cause through Twitter, vowing to make a substantial payment to the UN in… read-more

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 - 05:47 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Jake Paul, Retweets, world hunger, United Nations, Twitter

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Elon Musk

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Elon Musk Challenges UN WFP To Explain How $6B Will Solve World Hunger

Elon Musk made a plea to the United Nations. He stated that he will sell $6 billion in Tesla shares and donate to UN's food agency if it can prove how the money will be used to alleviate world hunger. He commented after UN World Food Program Director David Beasley stated that an one-time contribution of 2% of Musk's, Jeff Bezos', and other billionaires' fortune… read-more

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 - 10:12 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Elon Musk, United Nations, World Food Program, Billionaire, david beasley

Courtesy: Live Mint

UN climate change conference 2021

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UN Conference On COP-26 Begins; India To Highlight On Climate Funding

United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-26) will begin on October 31 in the UK's Glasgow. Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav stressed the summit should be about "action and implementation". India also guaranteed full support to UK COP leadership expecting a meaningful outcome of COP-26. During the ''… read-more

Sun, 31 Oct 2021 - 02:24 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: United Nations, Climate Change, COP-26, India, Funds

Courtesy: Tribune India

Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II To Not Attend UN Climate Summit Following Doctors' Advice

Queen Elizabeth II said on October 26, that she has "regretfully" chosen not to fly to Glasgow for the UN climate summit on November 1, citing doctors' recommendation to rest. Her presence was designed to launch the climate conference in elegance and magnificence, which runs from October 31 to November 12. Reportedly, she will use a prerecorded video message to give a speech to the gathered delegates.

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 - 04:31 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom, United Nations, Climate

Courtesy: India Tv News

Climate Change.

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UN Weather Agency Warns World Over Climate Change

The United Nation weather agency on October 25 warned against the increase in carbon dioxide levels which surged to 413.2 parts per million in 2020. Reportedly, despite the COVID-19 lockdowns, the average rate of carbon emission doesn't seem to dip. However, a meeting of nearly 200 countries in Scotland's Glasgow is scheduled for next month in a view to reduce emissions and increase efforts to tackle global warming.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 - 05:47 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Global Warning, United Nations, Scotland

Courtesy: Reuters