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What the FAQ: India ranks 139 in the World Happiness Report 2021. What are the rankings about?

For the year 2021, the report considered the impact of COVID-19 on the overall happiness index of the citizens in any country

Published on 21st March 2021
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United Nations seeks leading role for Afghan women in peace

This is also an opportunity to showcase the strengths of Afghanistan's women leaders in all their diversity, the world body said

Published on 8th March 2021
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This 26-year-old from Odisha recounts working at the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh during the lockdown

Baisali Mohanty hails from Odisha and currently, she works for the United Nations. She is also credited to have started the Oxford Odissi Centre while studying at Oxford. We listen in to her story...

Published on 23rd February 2021
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Dr Sunita Narain to speak on 'Gandhi and Cities’ in IIT Madras webinar on Republic Day

Recently, Narain has been appointed as a member of One Health Global Leaders Group on Anti-microbial Resistance which reports to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Published on 22nd January 2021
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Here's why December 11 is an important day for the children in India

On December 11, 1992, India signed the United Nations Conventions for Child Rights. We explain to you when UNCRC was adopted, who wrote it and how India went on to implement it
 

Published on 11th December 2020
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Dr Kalam's 89th Birth Anniversary: PM Modi, Amit Shah and others pay tribute

His birth anniversary was declared as World Students' Day by the United Nations in 2010

Published on 15th October 2020
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United Nations launches a new campaign to counter misinformation related to COVID-19

A range of media companies around the world, including Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, France Medias Monde, MultiChoice Africa and StarTimes, are distributing Pause content on TV channels

Published on 1st July 2020
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Goa's museums struggling to stay afloat due to COVID-19 lockdown, owners promise to take all precautions

Two studies by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) said museums have been especially affected by the pandemic

Published on 14th June 2020
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UN economic experts hail India's 'impressive' stimulus package to revive economy hit by the Coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced massive new financial incentives on top of the previously announced packages for a combined stimulus of Rs 20 lakh crore

Published on 14th May 2020
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UN launches new global platform to keep information networks 'safer, stronger' during COVID-19 pandemic

Telecommunication networks have never before been as vital to "our health and safety, and to keep our economy and society working" as they are during the current crisis

Published on 24th March 2020
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These five school kids from Bengaluru are all set to revive the Doddasanne lake

The initiative is part of 'World Federation of United Nations (WFUNA), Mission Possible' project which focuses on helping and supporting communities under 17 sustainable development goals (SDG)

Published on 30th January 2020
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How Chennai-based Indian Youth Café is part of the Museum for the UN Live's My Mark: My City campaign

The youth organisation recently entered into a partnership with Museum for the United Nations to spark an online discussion to design environment-friendly cities of tomorrow

Published on 8th October 2019
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Mother or baby die in child birth every 11 seconds: United Nations

Almost half of those deaths occurred during the first month of life, meaning that around 7,000 newborns still died every single day last year

Published on 19th September 2019
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UN sets up high-level panel to deal with cyberwarfare and other 'dark sides' of digital innovation

The appointed executive director of the 20-member panel is Indian diplomat Amandeep Gill, and will be co-chaired by Jack Ma, co-founder of tech giant Ali Baba

Published on 13th July 2018
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Delhi College Grads win $1million for Women Safety Device

The Delhi College of Engineering graduates won the 'Anu and Naveen Jain XPrize for Women's Safety' at an awards ceremony at the United Nations

Published on 7th June 2018

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