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UN Cheif António Guterres Condemns Deadly Attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan

In a statement issued by Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the UN chief condemned attack in Kabul on a Sikh [Gurdwara Sahib] in which dozens of civilians were killed and injured.

A Global Approach is the Only Way to Fight the Coronavirus: UN

To confront the unprecedented worldwide challenge posed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, top UN officials on Wednesday, launched a massive humanitarian appeal to mitigate its impact, particularly on fragile countries with weak health systems.

UN Chief Expresses Concerns About India’s CAA, NRC and Kashmir

Amid concerns over India’s Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has said it is necessary to do everything to prevent “statelessness” when a citizenship law is changed.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Visits Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in West Punjab

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday (Feb. 18) visited Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahab and the Kartarpur Sahib corridor in the Narowal district of West Punjab.

UN Chief To Visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib and Kartarpur Corridor During Pakistan Trip

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres will visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan during his visit to West Punjab in Pakistan next week. As per reports, the UN Chief will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday where he will be meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehbood Qureshi.

2020’s ‘Wind of Madness’ Across The World Indicates Growing Instability: UN chief

Rising instability and unpredictable geopolitical tensions have led to a “wind of madness” across the world, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday (Feb. 4) during his main annual press conference for journalists at UN Headquarters in New York.

DIASPORA: Sikhs To Seek International Criminal Tribunal for 1984 Sikh Genocide Cases

Like-minded Sikhs in the Diaspora are preparing to come together and announce in the next two to three months the setting up of a collective platform across at least 20 countries with around 150-200 representatives.

Iran-U.S. Tensions: Statement of UN Chief, China & Russia; US Denies Visa to Iran’s Minister; Iran Designates US Forces as ‘Terrorists’

Amidst heightened tensions between Iran and United States (U.S.), the UN chief said that geopolitical tensions are at its highest this century.

Sikh Body Knocks At UN Doors Over Developing Crisis in Indian Subcontinent; Says Minorities Are in Danger

Blaming the Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Narendra Modi for its aggressive march against minorities and nationalities, the Dal Khalsa has reached out to the United Nations about the volatile developments that spell an anarchic situation for religious minorities in India.

Two Indigenous Languages Are Dying Every Month: UN Assembly President

Despite UN efforts throughout this International Year of Indigenous Languages to highlight the daily disappearance of mother tongues across the world, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) warned on Tuesday that “challenges persist nonetheless”.

UN Human Rights Office Terms New Citizenship Law in India as ‘Fundamentally Discriminatory’

A new law in India which expedites citizenship for certain religious minorities has been criticized by the UN human rights office for being “fundamentally discriminatory in nature”, UN Human Rights office said on Friday (Dec. 13).

Climate Change: Another Year of Record Gas Emissions, warns UN Meteorological Agency

Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday.

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

US Pardons for Accused War Criminals, Contrary to International Law: UN Rights Office

A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday.

India Should ‘Unlock’ Freedom Curbs in Disputed Kashmir, UN Human Rights Chief

The United Nations' Human Rights body has issued an appeal over the territory of Kashmir – which both India and Pakistan claim as sovereign, but control only parts of it. The appeal follows months of escalating tensions linked to earlier suicide attacks and the Indian Government’s decision in August to revoke majority-Muslim Kashmir’s special status, which for decades had allowed it partial autonomy.

Divided OIC Reaffirms Internationally Recognized Status Of Kashmir Dispute

Ever since the Narendra Modi led the Central Government of India in a unilateral decision revoked the special status of Kashmir by abrogating article 370 of the India constitution earlier last month.

Sri Lankan Authorities Must Work ‘Vigorously’ to Ease Simmering Ethno-Religious Rensions, says UN Human Rights Expert

“There is a serious deficit of trust among ethno-religious communities in Sri Lanka following the deadly Easter Sunday bomb blasts and subsequent mob violence this year, and these tensions must not be ignored,” Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, said while presenting a report following his 12-day mission to the country.

UN Human Rights Experts Call on India to End Communications Shutdown in Kashmir

UN human rights experts on August 22 called on the Government of India to end the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful protests imposed in Indian-Administered Kashmir this month.

Genocide Watch Issues “Genocide Alert” for Indian Occupied Kashmir

Genocide Watch, an international group that keeps watch on apprehensions of genocide, works for prevention of genocide and issued alerts regarding possibility of genocide, has issued a 'Genocide Alert' in Indian administered Kashmir.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Hold Mass Protest Against India at UN Headquarters on August 15

Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) and all European Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and Gurdwara Management Committees held a massive protest rally and raised the freedom for all flag in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 to 16:00 hours.

Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.

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