India has decried the primacy of the concept of open markets in food grains amid warnings from United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres of a looming “hellscape of hunger” for the world’s poorest. “Open Markets must not become an argument to perpetuate inequity and promote discrimination” in the availability of food grain, India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj told the Security Council on Tuesday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has created a high-level advisory panel headed by a former Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill to meet the challenges of a world hurtling into the unknowns of artificial intelligence (AI).
India has expressed concern over the “recent developments” in Ukraine in broad terms without mentioning any country while introducing an element of indirect criticism of Russia for ending a UN-sponsored arrangement to allow shipments of food grains and agriculture-related products through the Black Sea.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has denounced the international financial system as a relic of the colonial past and said that the G20 Summit in India offers an opportunity to start moving on reforming it.
The Indian diaspora in the US joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi and diplomats from across the globe on the spacious north lawn at the U.N. headquarters to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on Wednesday, June 21. Modi kicked off the first public event of his US visit by performing a variety of yoga poses with a large number of people from 135 nations, thus creating at Guinness record.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by India’s railway tragedy and sends condolences to the families of the victims, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
India has called for international solidarity to hold responsible under international law the countries that use cross-border terrorism. India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj told the UN Security Council on Thursday, “States that use cross-border terror to serve narrow political purposes must be held accountable”.
South Asia is the hotspot of the climate crisis with the people there most prone to die from its impact, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
“South Asia is one of the world’s global climate crisis hotspots — in which people are 15 times more likely to die from climate impacts than elsewhere,” he said on Monday.
India’s External Affairs (Foreign Minister) S. Jaishankar on Wednesday discussed with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres working together on G20, which is being led by India.
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for de-escalating the India-China border tensions after reports of army clashes in Arunachal Pradesh.
If the projection by the United Nations’ World Population Prospects 2022, is accurate, the eight billionth baby is expected to be born on November 15. The date may be off by a day or two, but it is certain that the eight billionth baby is due anytime now.