Indian Asst Secy Gen quit for ‘family reasons’: UN spokesperson

Arul Louis-   An Indian Assistant Secretary-General dealing with the UN pension fund investments resigned for “personal and family reasons,” a spokesperson said on Monday. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary General Antonio Guterres, giving the reason for Sudhir Rajkumar’s sudden resignation, said Guterres has accepted his resignation during “a unique and difficult time in […]

India rejects US report on its minorities’ status

IANS-   India on Sunday rejected a US State Department report which made certain critical comments regarding the status of minorities here, saying it has “no locus standi” to “pronounce on the state of our citizens’ constitutionally protected rights”. In response to a query on the latest ‘Report on International Religious Freedom’ published by the […]

Anita Bhatia appointed UN Assistant Secretary-General

Arul Louis- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Anita Bhatia of India as an Assistant Secretary-General, according to his Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq. In that position, she will be responsible for resource management, sustainability and partnerships and simultaneously serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of […]