UN in red, staff salaries at risk; 64 countries owe money

The UN will not publicly identify those countries, but sources told AFP the main culprits are the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Iran. In all, 64 countries owe money to the UN. Also on the list of budget delinquents are Venezuela, North Korea, South Korea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading

India, US can contribute to building more peaceful, stable world: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left on a week-long visit to the United States yesterday, expressed confidence that his visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader. Continue Reading

Pakistan hub of terrorism, India tells UN

Describing Pakistan as the ‘hub of terrorism’, India has strongly hit back at the country for raking up the Kashmir issue at the Security Council, saying Islamabad misused the UN forum to spread ‘baseless and deceitful’ narratives about it. Continue Reading

Editorial: 3 Is of reforms

Making its stand clear, India has told the UN Security Council that peacekeeping currently is in a ‘no-man’s land’ and called for next generation of reforms in peacekeeping based on incentivisation, innovation and institutionalisation. Continue Reading

BJP slams Rahul for his comments on Kashmir situation

Hitting out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his comments on Kashmir situation, the BJP said today he has “insulted” the country and given Pakistan a “handle” to target India in the United Nations. Continue Reading

France: We support for India’s permanent seat in reformed UN Security Council

France, which assumed the March Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, has reiterated its support for India as the permanent member of the powerful UN organ, saying the UNSC’s enlargement is the ‘first crucial part’ towards its reform. India has been calling for the reform of the UN Security Council along with Brazil, Germany and Japan for long, emphasising that it rightly deserves a place at the UN high table as a permanent member. Continue Reading