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United Nations: Intergovernmental organization
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague.

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UN: 110 civilians killed in Nigeria attack [Video]

UN: 110 civilians killed in Nigeria attack

The United Nations says at least 110 civilians have been killed and many more injured in an attack in Nigeria’s northeast.

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Ethiopia-Tigray conflict: UN warns of 'humanitarian disaster' [Video]

Ethiopia-Tigray conflict: UN warns of 'humanitarian disaster'

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Blinken is Biden's secretary of state pick: source [Video]

Blinken is Biden's secretary of state pick: source

Joe Biden will pick Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect's transition said on Sunday (November 22). Gloria Tso reports.

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Not just isolate, impose sanctions on nations sponsoring terrorism: VP Naidu [Video]

Not just isolate, impose sanctions on nations sponsoring terrorism: VP Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on November 21 called upon the world to come together to isolate nations that sponsor terrorism and impose sanctions against them. "No religion preaches terrorism. It's..

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Terrorist safe havens, sanctuaries operating across Durand Line must end for peace in Afghanistan: India [Video]

Terrorist safe havens, sanctuaries operating across Durand Line must end for peace in Afghanistan: India

India on November 20 at the United Nations (UN) said that as peace process and violence cannot go together, therefore for durable peace in Afghanistan there must be "an end to terrorist safe havens and..

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UN's Libya envoy voices hope for peace deal [Video]

UN's Libya envoy voices hope for peace deal

UN Security Council members told peace could be on the horizon after rival sides met in Tunisia last week to discuss ending the war.

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Why Trump overstepped the UN resolutions to recognise the Golan Heights as part of Israel? [Video]

Why Trump overstepped the UN resolutions to recognise the Golan Heights as part of Israel?

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Syria's last rebel stronghold risks COVID-19 crisis [Video]

Syria's last rebel stronghold risks COVID-19 crisis

The United Nations says daily infections have increased by 300 percent in the last month.

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UN should take shortcomings seriously: EAM Jaishankar [Video]

UN should take shortcomings seriously: EAM Jaishankar

Addressing at Centre for European Policy Studies virtually on November 17, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that UN should take seriously that different people in the world are pointing out..

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UN warns of 'full-scale humanitarian crisis' in Ethiopia conflict [Video]

UN warns of 'full-scale humanitarian crisis' in Ethiopia conflict

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Mock Cop26 - Young activists hold alternative summit [Video]

Mock Cop26 - Young activists hold alternative summit

Young climate activists frustrated by postponement of the UN climate talks,have organised their own virtual conference between November 19 and December1. Josh Tregale from Dorset is 18-years-old and..

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Cultural Minister, ambassadors join Diwali celebrations with Indian community in Madagascar [Video]

Cultural Minister, ambassadors join Diwali celebrations with Indian community in Madagascar

Minister of Culture of Madagascar, prominent members of Indian community, ambassadors of several countries including United States, Russia, Japan, European Union, South Africa, Iran among others, UN..

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Yemenis “being starved”, UN humanitarian chief warns [Video]

Yemenis “being starved”, UN humanitarian chief warns

A stark warning from the UN that 80 percent of Yemenis will face starvation within months.

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UN launches new Libya talks amid cautious optimism [Video]

UN launches new Libya talks amid cautious optimism

Dialogue that opened on Monday follows months of relative calm in war-torn Libya.

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Myanmar votes in election likely to favor Suu Kyi [Video]

Myanmar votes in election likely to favor Suu Kyi

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi looks likely to win a second term for her National league for Democracy despite the collapse of her reputation overseas amid allegations of genocide. David..

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Lebanon's economy: Syrian refugees among worst affected by crisis [Video]

Lebanon's economy: Syrian refugees among worst affected by crisis

The United Nations says 16,000 of them were directly affected by the Beirut port explosion in August.

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UN chief 'deeply alarmed' by armed clashes in northern Ethiopia [Video]

UN chief 'deeply alarmed' by armed clashes in northern Ethiopia

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‘Pakistan took advantage of pandemic to push cross-border terror’: India at UN [Video]

‘Pakistan took advantage of pandemic to push cross-border terror’: India at UN

India lashed out at Pakistan over cross-border terrorism and other issues at the United Nations. ‘While world has come to a standstill due to COVID, Pakistan has enhanced support to cross border..

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Pak trying to create divisions among religious communities: First Secy of India's Permanent Mission at UN [Video]

Pak trying to create divisions among religious communities: First Secy of India's Permanent Mission at UN

While interacting with Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, xenophobia, related intolerance, First Secretary of India's permanent mission at UN, Ashish Sharma said, "While world has come..

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India invested deeply in success of United Nations: Jaishankar

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