UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will propose the appointment of Austria’s Volker Turk as the next High Commissioner for Human Rights. He will succeed Michelle Bachelet of Chile, whose term ended on August 31.HighlightsTraditionally, the UN chief consults with the permanent ..
Tags: António Guterres • Human rights • Michelle Bachelet • UN High Commissioner • UNHCR
Month: Current affairs - September, 2022
Category: Persons in News
UN-WMO Goal for Climate Early Warning Systems
A project has been announced by the United Nations to put every individual on the planet in early weather-warning systems range within the next five years as natural disasters have grown frequent and more powerful due to the effects of ..
Tags: António Guterres • Climate Early Warning Systems • UN Secretary-General • World Meteorological Organisation
Month: Current Affairs - March, 2022
Category: Environment Current Affairs • International / World Current Affairs
What is Five-alarm global fire?
The United Nations recently announced that the world is to face five major risks in 2022. These risks are referred to five – alarm global fire. The five alarms are COVID-19, lawlessness in cyberspace, climate crisis, bankrupt global financial system ..
Tags: 2015 Paris Agreement • António Guterres • Bankruptcy • Climate crisis • Cyberspace
Month: Current Affairs - January, 2022
Category: International / World Current Affairs
Up to 4.4 billion people will live with limited access to water
On the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that between 3.5 and 4.4 billion people in the world will live with limited access to water.He also announced that out of the ..
Tags: António Guterres • Water Crisis • World Water Day
United Nations Warns: 4.4 billion people to live with limited water by 2050
On World Water Day, the United Nations warned that 3.5 to 4.4 billion people are to live with limited access to water by 2050. Of these more than 1 billion are to live in major cities.HighlightsThe United Nations also said ..
Tags: António Guterres • Carbon emissions • Cop • Drinking water • sanitation
Month: Current Affairs - March, 2020
Guyana takes over G77 Chairmanship for 2020
The South American country Guyana recently took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G77) for the year 2020 from Palestine, which chaired the group for 2019. The Foreign Minister of Palestine formally handed over the gavel to the ..
Tags: António Guterres • G77 • Group of 77 • Guyana • South America continent