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UNHRC Expresses Concerns over NRC in Assam and Situation in J and K

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, and the tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir while addressing the opening of the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. What is UNHRC? The United Nations Human Rights Council ..

Iceland taken seat vacated by United States at UN Human Rights Council

The UN members have unanimously elected Iceland to take a seat on the world body’s 47-member Human Rights Council. US had left the UNHRC in June, 2018 calling it a cesspool of political bias for its criticism of Israeli regime’s crimes against Palestinians.

US withdrawn from United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHR)

On June 19, the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and condemned alleged hypocrisy of its members and bias against Israel. The announcement came after the top UN human rights official criticised Washington for separating migrant children from their parents who are seeking asylum after crossing into the country ..

The 2017 United Nations Day (UND) observed on 24 October

The United Nations Day is observed every year on October 24 to make known to the people about the aims and achievements of the UN and to mark the 72nd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force. With the ratification of this founding document in 1948 by the majority of its signatories, including the ..

UN Human Rights Council approves for an investigation into Houla Killings in Syria

The UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) approved an investigation into the mass killing of civilians at Houla, Syria. UNHRC also objurgated Syria for the mass murder of about 100 civilians. UNHRC, the 47-nation body sanctioned the resolution with  41 votes in favour and 3 against it. This was the fourth emergency session meeting called ..