UNITED NATIONS - Rivals of the field, Indian cricket opener Virender Sehwag and Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara are batting together against a common enemy in a United Nations-backed campaign to fight HIV/AIDS.
UNITED NATIONS - Dozens of renowned footballers will take part in a charity match in Greece Tuesday to raise funds for the people affected by Pakistan floods and Haiti earthquake, a UN official has said.
UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Tuesday hailed South Africa and the entire African continent as the real winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
UNITED NATIONS - Indias cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar has been named a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
UNITED NATIONS - India has called for strong vigil and resolute action to prevent intrusion of evils like violence, corruption, hooliganism, deception and drug abuse into sports Describing sport is a reflection of the society, India's Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur Monday regretted: "The degeneration of values in the society - violence, corruption, hooliganism, deception and drug abuse are also making inroads in sport." "Concerted vigil and resolute action are needed to prevent intrusion of these evils and to protect the noble ideals and spirit behind the Olympic Games and other sports," she said participating in a discussion in the UN General Assembly.