United Nations

Let us know that India will join the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a temporary member from January 1. The UNSC consists of five permanent members and 10 temporary members.

In 1948, the UN made a universal declaration of human rights which are available in more than 500 languages.

Of the 13 member countries of the commission, 27 voted in support. At the same time 25 voted against. India voted in support.

As a founding member of the United Nations, India invested deeply in success of the world body and will continue to work with vigour to bring its goals and objectives closer to aspirations of the member states, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday.

The UN chief says it's very frustrating that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn't come together in March and establish a coordinated response to grapple with the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed.

The result, he says, is every country is taking its own sometimes contradictory actions, and the virus is moving from east to west, north to south, with second waves of infections now affecting many countries.

The United Nations' World Food Programme won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to fight hunger in regions of conflict and hardship around the globe.

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the fact that unregulated exploitation of natural resources coupled with unsustainable food habits and consumption pattern lead to destruction of system that supports human life, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said.