Government of India - Ministry External Affairs
Government of India - Ministry External Affairs

5th India-US Strategic Dialogue ​

External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will host US Secretary of State John Kerry in New Delhi from July 30 to August 1, 2014. EAM and Secretary Kerry will co-chair the fifth India-US Strategic Dialogue on July 31. This will be Secretary Kerry’s first visit to India since the entry …

Government of India - Ministry External Affairs
Government of India - Ministry External Affairs

I​raq- New Contact Details of MEA Control Room​

1. In view of the precarious security situation in Iraq, MEA had set-up a Control Room effective from 17th June, 2014. Following are thenew contact details of the MEA Control Room: Phones: +91 11 2301 1954+91 11 2301 2292+91 11 2301 7160 Fax: +91 11 2301 3945+91 11 2301 0889 …

UN chief welcomes Taliban’s temporary truce announcement, encourages all parties to embrace 'Afghan-owned peace'
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UN chief welcomes Taliban’s temporary truce announcement, encourages all parties to embrace 'Afghan-owned peace'

This follows the recent announcement by the Afghan Government that it would begin a seven-day ceasefire on 12 June, the 27th day of Ramadan, and run to Eid-ul-Fitr. “The Secretary-General strongly believes that there is no military solution to this conflict and that only a political settlement can bring an …

UN humanitarian coordinator condemns Central African Republic hospital attack 'inhuman and unworthy'
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UN humanitarian coordinator condemns Central African Republic hospital attack 'inhuman and unworthy'

Armed groups entered the Regional Hospital of Bambari in the city centre on Saturday, after previously threatening medical staff and patients Thursday and looting nine humanitarian organizations as well as the National Refugee Commission during the month of May. “I hold these armed groups directly responsible for this intrusion for …

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event
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‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event

“The facts are clear.  Our oceans are a mess,” said António Guterres at an outreach event, that was part of the Group of Seven – or G7 – Summit of industrialized nations, taking place over two days, in Charlevoix, Canada. The G7 group of advanced economies, consists of Canada, France, …

India-UN fund gets 22 development projects off the ground in first year
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India-UN fund gets 22 development projects off the ground in first year

“The Fund’s focus on supporting people in least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing States reflects our ambition to reach those that are left furthest behind and to reach them first,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in his remarks to an event marking the first anniversary of …

WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak
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WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak

Dr. Peter Salama of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists in Geneva that the first phase — protecting urban centres and towns — “has gone well, and we can be cautiously optimistic.” There have been 62 Ebola cases in the DRC during this latest oubreak, with 38 confirmations and …

ICC Appeals Chamber acquits former Congolese Vice President Bemba from war crimes charges
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ICC Appeals Chamber acquits former Congolese Vice President Bemba from war crimes charges

According to a news release issued by the ICC, the Appeals Chamber found, by majority, that the Court’s Trial Chamber III – which delivered the original sentence – had “erred on two important issues”, including the wrongful conviction of Mr. Bemba “for specific criminal acts that were outside the scope …

As Security Council imposes sanctions on 6 human traffickers in Libya, UN chief calls for more accountability
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As Security Council imposes sanctions on 6 human traffickers in Libya, UN chief calls for more accountability

Those now subject to asset freezes, and a travel ban, under Council sanctions resolutions and measures relating to Libya, include the head of a regional coast guard unit in Libya, according to reports, as well as two Eritrean nationals. The unprecedented sanctions against the leaders of trafficking networks, follow widespread …

From drought to floods in Somalia; displacement and hunger worsen, says UN
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From drought to floods in Somalia; displacement and hunger worsen, says UN

According to the agency, about 230,000 people, over half of whom are estimated to be children, have been displaced since April due to flooding. They join around 2.6 million people across the country who have already been affected by drought and conflict. “The rains signal the end of the drought …

Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Belgium, elected to Security Council
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Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Belgium, elected to Security Council

Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Belgium, will take up their seats  from 1 January 2019. They will fill the seats being vacated by Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands and Sweden at the end of this year, having each served two-year terms on the 15-member Security Council. Under the …

World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief
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World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief

Marking the day on Friday, the UN chief reminded everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life, as the lungs of the planet, providing most of the oxygen that we breathe. “The oceans make our blue planet unique in our solar system – and not just visually,” …

250,000 people ‘may lose everything - even their lives’ in assault on key Yemeni port city: UN humanitarian coordinator
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250,000 people ‘may lose everything – even their lives’ in assault on key Yemeni port city: UN humanitarian coordinator

Lise Grande’s statement comes amid ongoing fighting in the Arabian peninsula State, where 22 million people are in need of aid and protection; three-quarters of the entire population. Around 8.4 million of this number are severely food insecure and at risk of starvation, according to UN Office for the Coordination …

NATO Foreign Ministers Discuss Afghanistan, Open Door
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NATO Defence Ministers discuss progress in Afghanistan

NATO Defence Ministers today (8 June 2018) concluded a two-day meeting in Brussels with a discussion of the Alliance’s training mission in Afghanistan, and its continuing support to the Afghan government and Afghan security forces. Speaking at a press conference following the meeting, NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said that “NATO …

NATO Foreign Ministers Discuss Afghanistan, Open Door
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NATO Defence Ministers build momentum toward stronger NATO-EU cooperation

Joined by High Representative Federica Mogherini and Defence Ministers from Finland and Sweden, NATO Defence Ministers met today to review the unprecedented progress that has been achieved over the past two years in NATO-EU cooperation. The two organisations have been working together on 74 concrete areas of cooperation, including hybrid …

NATO Foreign Ministers Discuss Afghanistan, Open Door
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NATO Secretary General to visit the Republic of Italy

On Sunday, 10 June and Monday, 11 June 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to the Republic of Italy. On Sunday, the Secretary General will have a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Enzo Moavero. On Monday 11 June, Mr. Stoltenberg ill meet …

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Treatment Begins at CTS of Asheville Superfund Site

News Releases from Region 04 06/08/2018 Contact Information:  ATLANTA (June 8, 2018) – Treatment is underway to clean up contaminants in the groundwater and soil at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site (Site). Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) is being used to treat a 1.2-acre area beneath the former CTS plant. …

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EPA to Conduct Additional Soil Sampling Near the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Site in Jacksonville, Fla.

News Releases from Region 04 06/08/2018 Contact Information:  EPA to Conduct Additional Soil Sampling Near the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Site in Jacksonville, Fla. Media Contact: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main), harris-young.dawn@epa.gov ATLANTA (June 8, 2018) – During the week of June 11, 2018, the U.S. Environmental …

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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government to Receive $750,000 for Cleanups of Contaminated Brownfield Sites

News Releases from Region 04 06/08/2018 Contact Information:  ATLANTA (June 8, 2018) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet will receive $250,000 and the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government will receive $500,000 for cleanups of contaminated brownfield sites. “These supplemental funds provide …

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U.S. EPA awards $500,000 to clean up contaminated properties in Humboldt County

News Releases from Region 09 06/08/2018 Contact Information:  SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Humboldt County, Calif., will receive $500,000 to reduce lead exposure from paint and soil as part of an ongoing community revitalization effort. Humboldt County is one of 33 successful, existing Brownfields Revolving …

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City of Atlanta and Decide Development Authority of DeKalb County Receive $1 Million for Cleanups of Contaminated Brownfield Sites

News Releases from Region 04 06/08/2018 Contact Information:  ATLANTA (June 8, 2018) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the City of Atlanta and the Decide Development Authority of DeKalb County will each receive $500,000 for cleanups of contaminated brownfield sites. “These supplemental funds provide communities with …

From the field: Plastic pollution choking world’s oceans
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From the field: Plastic pollution choking world’s oceans

The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”.

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India-United Nations Development Partnership Fund Demonstrates Further Deepening of South-South Cooperation, Says Secretary-General on Initiative’s Anniversary

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the first anniversary of the India‑United Nations Development Partnership Fund, in New York today: It is for me an enormous pleasure to join you to celebrate the first anniversary of the India-United Nations Development Partnership Fund.  India played a very important role …

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Group of Experts Makes Recommendation to Committee concerning Delivery of Military Material, Related Assistance to Democratic Republic of Congo Authorities

8 June 2018 On 4 June 2018, the Group of Experts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo conveyed its final report to the President of the Security Council (document S/2018/531).  The report is currently available on the Committee’s website via the following URL:  www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1533/work-and-mandate/expert-reports. In this connection, the Security Council Committee established …

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General Assembly Elects Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa as Non-permanent Members of Security Council

All Meet Required Two-Thirds Majority, Winning Election in Single Round of Voting In a single round of voting today, the General Assembly elected Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa as non-permanent members of the Security Council for two-year terms spanning 2019-2020. They will fill Council seats to be vacated …

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Continued Refinement of Management Practices, Policies Key for Ensuring Greater Accountability in Secretariat, Speakers Tell Fifth Committee

An effective accountability system was critical to the successful management of the United Nations Secretariat, delegates told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today, as they called for continued refinement of policies and practices regardless of decisions taken on overall reform of the Organization’s executive branch. “The status quo is not …

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Marking World Oceans Day, Secretary-General Urges All to Do Their Part in Reducing Plastic Pollution

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World Oceans Day, observed today: The oceans make our blue planet unique in our solar system — and not just visually.  They help regulate the global climate and are the ultimate source of the water that sustains all life on Earth, from …

EU Sustainable Energy Week in Armenia – EIB and multi-donor fund E5P spearhead the rehabilitation of kindergartens in Yerevan
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EU Sustainable Energy Week in Armenia – EIB and multi-donor fund E5P spearhead the rehabilitation of kindergartens in Yerevan

The EIB signed today with the multi-donor fund E5P and the Municipality of Yerevan a pioneering grant agreement of EUR 5m to support an unprecedented upgrading of public buildings in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership, or E5P, is a EUR 200m fund supporting …

Belgique : Plus d’électricité verte dans le Hainaut grâce au nouveau parc éolien ‘Moulins Saint-Roch’ financé par la BEI et Belfius
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Belgique : Plus d’électricité verte dans le Hainaut grâce au nouveau parc éolien ‘Moulins Saint-Roch’ financé par la BEI et Belfius

Quatre éoliennes d’une puissance de 2 MW chacune, 21 GWh/an d’électricité verte, soit l’équivalent des besoins de 6.580 ménages, et 10.500 tonnes de CO2 en moins dans notre atmosphère. C’est ce jeudi 7 juin 2018 qu’a été officiellement inauguré le Parc éolien Moulins Saint-Roch sur le territoire des communes de Péruwelz et …

Spain: Investment Plan for Europe - European Commission Vice-President visits Talgo's EIB-financed innovation project
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Spain: Investment Plan for Europe – European Commission Vice-President visits Talgo's EIB-financed innovation project

Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, today visited the innovative projects being developed at Spanish company Talgo’s Madrid plant with Investment Plan for Europe support from the EIB.

Austria: EIB and Erste Bank support renewable energy expansion
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Austria: EIB and Erste Bank support renewable energy expansion

The EIB is lending Energiepark Bruck/Leitha a total of €19.3 million to carry out its “Bruckneudorf” and “Höflein West” wind farm projects. The two sites will have a joint capacity of 17 MW (6.5 MW for Bruckneudorf and10.5 MW for Höflein West). Erste Bank is also participating in the €27.3 …

UN labour agency among ‘best equipped’ to boost peacebuilding, Work Summit told
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UN labour agency among ‘best equipped’ to boost peacebuilding, Work Summit told

“Creating income- and wealth-generating jobs is essential in order to consolidate peace and reinforce resilience” in the country, CAR’s President, Faustin Archange Touadéra, said in a keynote address during the World of Work Summit convened in Geneva by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Entitled ‘Employment and Decent Work for Peace …

‘Somalia at a critical juncture’ says UN’s political chief in her first visit
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‘Somalia at a critical juncture’ says UN’s political chief in her first visit

“I wanted to come to show how important Somalia is to the United Nations,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo said in an interview after meeting with Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo at the presidential palace in the Somali capital. Mogadishu. “It’s a high priority” for her and UN …