Free Press Journal
  • First Rohingya family repatriated to Myanmar

    Yangon : Myanmar’s government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya out of some 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military campaign, despite UN warnings that a safe return is not yet possible.

  • World Creativity and Innovation Day: An idea to change the world

    After 17 years, United Nations will officially mark World Creativity and Innovation Day on April 21 for the first time. By 2020, creativity will be one of the top skills employees will need to keep ahead of the curve. Pritha Banerjee looks at how creativity became mainstream

  • ‘Most serious threat’ to int’l peace, security, says Guterres

    United Nations : Syria represents the “most serious threat” to international peace and security, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Saturday, urging all the member states to show restraint and avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen suffering of the Syrian people.

  • Syria chemical attack: China calls on UNSC to launch probe

    Beijing : China’s representative in the United Nations called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take up the responsibility to build unity and consensus and do its utmost to prevent incidents like chemical attacks in Syria’s Douma which claimed lives of more than 50 people.

  • UNSC must prevent Syria spiralling out of control: UN chief

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed to the five permanent members of the Security Council to break the current deadlock on reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and prevent the situation spiralling out of control in the war-torn country.

  • UNSC to hold emergency meeting over Syria chemical attack

    New York: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. “The US, along with Cote d’Ivoire, France, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sweden, and the UK, has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in light of the latest allegations of a chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria,” Xinhua news agency quoted an official

  • Pak condemns India, G4 nations on UNSC reform 

    United Nations : Pakistan on Thursday criticised India and other G-4 nations for seeking expansion of the UN Security Council’s permanent membership, saying proposals that promote “national aspirations” of some member states cannot enhance representative nature of the powerful organ of the world body.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres welcomes commitment by North Korea to denuclearisation

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the “reported commitment” by North Korea towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Bracing for an unprecedented meeting with US President Donald Trump, North Korea’s reclusive dictator Kim made a secret trip to Beijing to seek Chinese President Xi Jinping’s backing while pledging support for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

  • How much money do you need to be happy?

    Recently, everyone celebrated the International Day of Happiness. On the sixth year of the United Nations celebrating the importance of happiness, let’s find out the cost of it. In other words, how much money do you need to be happy? Calculates Sounak Mukhopadhyay

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    World Water Day: By 2050, over 5bn could suffer water shortage across world, says UN Report

    Mumbai: More than 5 billion people worldwide could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report on the state of the world’s water. The comprehensive annual study warns of conflict and civilisational threats unless actions are taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands and reservoirs.

  • India world’s biggest arms importer, despite slowdown under BJP: Report 

    United Nations : India is the world’s biggest importer of weapons, accounting for 12 per cent of global purchases during the past five years because it is not able to produce enough arms to meet its requirements, according to the authoritative Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). India’s imports rose 24 per cent during the past five calendar years, 2013-17, compared to the previous five-year period, 2008-12, according to a SIPRI study

  • Gender equality of rural women a key driver of inclusive growth: India 

    United Nations : India has said that gender equality and emancipation of rural women is a key driver of inclusive growth in the country, with discourse on women’s empowerment progressing from viewing women as recipients of welfare benefits to engaging them as active agents of change.

  • US makes new push for UN Syria chemical weapons probe 

    United Nations : The United States is asking the UN Security Council to set up a new inquiry of chemical weapons attacks in Syria following reports of suspected chlorine use in Eastern Ghouta, according to a draft resolution.