United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the loss of 1 million people to the coronavirus is an agonising milestone" that has been made worse by the savageness of this disease".
During his address, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to the internal affairs of India including Jammu and Kashmir.
U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft had lunch Wednesday with Taiwan's top official in New York, a meeting she called historic and a further step in the Trump administration's campaign to strengthen relations with the self-governing island that China claims as part of its territory.
India has become a member of the Commission on Status of Women of the United Nations, the organization of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), defeating China.
The UN human rights chief appealed Monday for urgent and profound action to combat systemic racism in the United States, and encouraged Hong Kong authorities to monitor closely the enforcement of a national security law in China derided by many activists.
The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urges countries to oppose unilateral economic, financial or trade sanctions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened inequality between men and women and reversed decades of limited and fragile progress on gender equality and women's rights, the United Nations chief said on Monday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Austria, where he will see the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog as members of the UN Security Council vote on a long-shot American bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran.