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UN Chief Joins World Leaders to Mourn Muhammad Ali’s Death

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has joined the world leaders expressing his deep feelings of sadness for the passing of Muhammad Ali, and extended his condolences to the Ali family and the many millions of fans. “Mr. Ali was far more than a legendary boxer; he was a world champion for equality and peace. With an incomparable combination of principle, ...

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Earth Day: 150 Nations to Sign Paris Pact as Google Doodle Celebrates, Key Facts, Celebrity Quotes, and More

As Google with its beautiful doodle reminded people around the world about the Earth Day on April 22, nearly 155 nations will sign the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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Cipla’s Indian Scientist Named to UN Panel to Focus on Non-Profit Healthcare Recommendations

Yusuf Hamied, Indian scientist and Chairman of Indian pharma major Cipla has been named by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to the United Nations Health and Technology panel to enhance inclusive access to treatments and medicines in the developing world. Yusuf Hamied will be part of the 16-member panel that will be co-chaired by former President of Switzerland Ruth ...

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Refugees have to be dealt with as human beings, stresses senior UN official

Refugees have to be dealt with as human beings, and the broader migrant community, including economic migrants, cannot be dismissed “with a wave of the hand,” the top United Nations official dealing with migration said on Wednesday. Peter Sutherland, the Special Representative for International Migration, told a press conference in Geneva: "The obligation and responsibility to refugees and persons in ...

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Top Quotes on 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Day

On 6 August 1945, at 8:10am, the US B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped Little boy, a 16-kiloton atomic bomb, on Hiroshima, killing more than 70,000 people in an instant. Today the residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft. Atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...

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India Seeks ‘Differentiated Responsibility’ at Washington DC Climate Change Meet

With the Paris Meet 8 months away to decide the global approach to climate change and resolution to who should foot the carbon tax bill, a 2-day World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting on climate change is being held in Washington with 17 ministers, including India. Indian environment minister Prakash Javadekar ahead of the meeting said, “Developed world ...

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Vibrant Gujarat: How Top Ten Celebs Sing in Tune With Modi?

The two-day global business summit, Vibrant Gujarat Summit, received huge investment and job creation plans from businessmen across the globe on Monday. The business summit is being held since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, in 2003. Modi has presented India as a manufacturing hub to the gathering on Sunday and said that “My government is ...

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Ebola Mission: UN Chief Appoints New Head to Succeed Banbury

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as new special representative and head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response(UNMEER) on Thursday. In his role as Special Representative, Ahmed will work closely with the Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, and with the governments in the region and other partners. Ahmed will succeed Anthony ...

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Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko sworn-in after controversial elections

Kiev, Nov 4: Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of independence-seeking insurgents in eastern Ukraine, was sworn in as the prime minister of Donetsk republic Tuesday after controversial elections that were rejected by Kiev. During the ceremony held in the city of Donetsk, the main rebel stronghold, Zakharchenko vowed to “satisfy people’s expectations” as the “president” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, xinhua ...

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Ban Ki-moon Asks Pakistan to Act against Wagah Attackers

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Pakistan to act against the terrorists who carried out the attack last week at the Wagah border on Tuesday. Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Monday, “The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack” that took place Saturday on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border crossing with India. “The Secretary-General,” he ...

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UN Secretary All Set to Visit Gaza

After 50 days of Gaza-Israel war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. The visit aims to see the extent of the damage caused in the place during the war and to receive a report on preparations being made to begin reconstruction. As per the agreement between the parties, UN employees in Gaza will oversee ...

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UN Denies Pakistan’s Plea to Interfere in Jammu and Kashmir Issue

The latest effort made by Pakistan to draw UN’s attention on the Kashmir issue have turned into an utter failure as UN refused to intervene in the matter on Tuesday. UN urged on the need to resolve all differences between the countries through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute. According to reports, Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan ...

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