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IPC, WHO sign MoU

22 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today signed an agreement to work together to foster diversity and equity through global initiatives promoting health and sport for everybody, everywhere. The two partners will collaborate to improve Read More
US life expectancy falls

21 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

Life expectancy among people living in the United States has fallen in recent years, driven in part by an uptick in deaths among young and middle-aged adults from drug overdose, alcohol consumption, and suicide, according to a report published. According Read More
Pedro Castillo wins Peru’s President

20 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

Finally, Peru has new President. A far-left union activist Pedro Castillo was declared president-elect Monday night More than six weeks after the vote, election officials certified Castillo’s victory. Castillo secured 50.1% of the votes against Keiko Fujimori. 51-year-old head of Read More
Prince Harry to publish ‘Memoir’

20 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry is planning to bring out a memoir. The memoir will have his childhood in the public eye to his military duty in Afghanistan to becoming a husband to Meghan Markle and father to son Read More
Domestic violence, forced marriage, have risen in Sudan: Study

20 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Deteriorating economic conditions since 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have fuelled an increase in domestic violence and forced marriage in Sudan, a UN-backed study has revealed.  Voices from Sudan 2020, published this week as reported by the UN bulletin, is the first-ever nationwide qualitative assessment of gender-based violence (GBV) in Read More
HLPF meet ends; promises to 2030 agenda

19 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that “Let us renew our determination to build a strong, sustainable and inclusive recovery from the pandemic, and to take decisive action together to defeat the climate crisis and keep the promise of the Read More
Flood: Death toll hits 170 in Germany, Belgium

18 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 170 Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and power lines. Some 143 people died in the Read More
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sworn in for 4th term

18 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

President of war-torn nation Syria Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for another seven-year term of President on Saturday- July 17. After declared winner by over than 95.1 per cent of the votes cast on the May 26 elections, the Read More
‘Developing countries need US $4.3 trillion to realize SDG’

18 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

Developing countries require US $ 4.3 trillion to realise the 17 objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, said the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Munir Akram at a high level meeting of ECOSOC Read More
EU urged to consider impact of new climate mechanism on developing countries

15 Jul 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Although a new European Union (EU) climate initiative unveiled on Wednesday could change global trade patterns to favour countries where production is relatively carbon efficient, its value in mitigating climate change will likely be limited, the UN trade and development agency, UNCTAD, has warned.  The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) comes into Read More