Global public debt hit record $92 tn in 2022, warns UN
This five-fold surge in public debt levels since 2000, demands immediate action to tackle the escalating crisis affecting developing countries in particular. Guterres stressed: "On average, African countries pay four times more for borrowing than the US and eight times more than the wealthiest European economies."
US consistant with asking Pak to disband terror groups: State Dept
Department spokesman Matthew Miller made the remarks during a press conference on Monday when he was asked to comment on Pakistan dismissing the joint statement as "baseless and one-sided". In his reply, Miller said: "We remain committed to working with Pakistan to address the shared threat posed by terrorist groups throughout the region.
UNGA urges adoption of comprehensive anti-terror pact proposed by India
In a resolution adopted on Thursday, the Assembly urged its 193 members "to make every effort to conclude a comprehensive convention on international terrorism".The resolution reviewing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy reiterated the obligation of all countries to "deny terrorist groups safe haven, freedom of.
Yoga's benefits are precious in today's dangerous and divided world: UN Secretary General
"In a dangerous and divided world, the benefits of this ancient practice (Yoga) are particularly precious. Yoga offers a heaven of calm," he said in a message on Tuesday, on the eve of the International Day of Yoga, which is observed on June 21 every year.
US to push for 6 UNSC permanent members without veto rights
"The evolving US proposal, which is expected to include the addition of up to six permanent seats to the Council without granting those nations veto power," The Washington Post reported on Monday. India has insisted that a permanent seat should come with veto powers but offered to forgo veto rights during a transitional process.
Trinidadian diplomat elected UNGA president pledges to promote reconciliation
After his unanimous election by the 193-member Assembly on Thursday, Francis declared "Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability" as the theme for his tenure that will start at the next session that starts in September. He said he hoped to bring "a renewed atmosphere of conciliation, cooperation and shared commitment in.
UN honours 3 Indian peacekeepers killed in service amid calls for increasing protection
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres handed over the awards to India's Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj at a ceremony in the General Assembly chamber on Thursday. Border Security Force Head Constables Shishupal Singh and Samwala Ram Vishnoi were killed in July 2022 while with the peacekeeping operation.
Guterres says most countries support UNSC reform
"A majority now acknowledge that the Security Council itself would benefit from reforms that reflect today's geopolitical reality," he said. That is also true of the international financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, he said at a meeting of the Council on Monday on "Effective Multilateralism".
US reports over 19,000 deaths from flu this season
A total of 143 pediatric flu deaths have been reported in the country so far this season, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the CDC data. Nearly 2,000 people were hospitalized with flu in the latest week ending April 15, CDC data showed. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccine as long as flu activity continues.