ECOSOC Current Affairs, GK & News
India has recently been elected as one of the members of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW) which is a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India will be a member for four years from 2021 to 2025. Key Facts Membership to India now endorse India’s commitment to promote gender equality and women’s ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
The International Day of the Seafarer is an annual and international event day which is celebrated worldwide on 25 June and is coordinated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). IMO celebrated the Day of the Seafarer 2019 with Campaign– I Am On Board with gender equality. Just like previous years, the campaign was centred on ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
Topics: # IAmOnBoard • Day of the Seafarer Theme • ECOSOC • I Am On Board with gender equality • IMO World Maritime Day • International Day of Seafarer • International Maritime Organization • SDG 5. • Sustainable Development Goals • United Nations Economic and Social Council
A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), INTACH (The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) and HCL Foundation for plantation of 10,000 Rudraksh trees in catchment area of river Ganga Basin in Uttarakhand. Key Highlights of MoU About: NMCG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: ECOSOC • Ganga Basin • Green Ecosystem • HCL Foundation • INTACH • Memorandum of understanding • MOU • Namami Gange Programme • National Mission for Clean Ganga • NGO • NMCG • public-private partnership • River Ganga • Rudraksh Tree • UN • United Nations Economic and Social Council • Uttarakhand
India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for another five-year term beginning 2nd March, 2020. This victory has added to India’s successful record of winning crucial elections at United Nation (UN) and to UN’s subsidiary bodies. About Jagjit Pavadia She has been member of INCB since 2015 and her current term ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
Topics: Austria • Central Bureau of Narcotics • Drug Supervisory Body • Economic and Social Council • ECOSOC • Government of India • INCB • International Narcotics Control Board • Jagjit Pavadia • Narcotics Commissioner of India • Permanent Central Narcotics Board • Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 • Vienna
Former Indian diplomat Preeti Saran was elected unopposed for the Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN which monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR). Even though the members are nominated by the nations, the members of the CESCR serve in ..
Topics: ECOSOC • Human rights • Human rights instruments • India • International Bill of Human Rights • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights • Law
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic, social, and related work of 15 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions. The ECOSOC has 54 members. ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues ..
Topics: Chapter X of the United Nations Charter • Economic and Social Council • ECOSOC • Intergovernmental organizations • Jean C. Alexandre • Organizations • United Nations • United Nations Economic and Social Council • United Nations System