Geneva Current Affairs, GK & News

75th Edition of the World Health Assembly

From 22nd to 28th May 2022, the 75th World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the first in-person Health Assembly since the COVID-19 pandemic began. What is the theme of this year’s health assembly? “Health for peace, peace for health” is the theme for this year’s assembly. The COVID-19 pandemic along ..

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Global Collaboration Advanced Vaccinology Training

Indian experts who are managing the programme for national covid-19 immunization are collaborating with specialists from other countries to devise a comprehensive vaccinology-related training programme. Overview: In a ‘Global Collaboration Advanced Vaccinology Training’ meeting, the Indian specialists have participated. This meeting was held in Geneva. In this meeting discussions were held regarding the need for ..

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UN report: World Economy Expected to regain 2020 losses

The United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects report has said that, the world economy is expected to recover slightly by 4.7 percent in the year 2021. The economy had declined by 4.3 percent in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlights that, this loss in 2020 was more than double the impact of ..

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What is Red Channel Agreement?

The Red Channel Agreement was signed between the World Health Organization and IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) to implement the Emergency Medical Team Initiative. What is Emergency Medical Team Initiative? The initiative will strengthen the delivery of health and emergency medical services during humanitarian crisis. This will enable the organizations ..

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Om Birla attended the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament: 5WCSP

The Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri Om Birla attended the virtual mode of Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP). Key highlights The two days long event was organized jointly by Geneva headquartered Inter Parliamentary Union and the Parliament of Austria with the assistance of the United Nations This is for the first time ..

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Global Investment Trend Monitor No.33 Released by UNCTAD

The Geneva-based intergovernmental body, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released its ‘Global Investment Trend Monitor report No.33’ on Monday, 20th January 2020, under which it listed the countries on the basis of receipts of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and stated that due to weaker macroeconomic performances, the global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ..

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