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International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims observed on 24 March

The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed every year on 24 March, by the United Nations. This day pays tribute to Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero of El-Salvador, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Óscar Romero was actively involved in ..

2019 edition of World Refugee Day (WRD)

The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed every year on 20th of June to celebrate the stories and contributions of refugees. The 2019 theme is “#Step with Refugees – Take a Step on World Refugee Day”. According to the latest annual study released by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 70.8 ..

Britain pledge £4 million to support Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF)

The Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF) supports international projects to trial innovative ways of stopping modern slavery, It is in news recently because Britain has pledged £4 million to support global anti-slavery projects. Six organizations – Anti-Slavery International and the United Nations University, Stronger Together, The Freedom Fund , Retrak and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) ..

Pakistan: Deadly explosion rocks Quetta market

In the Pakistani city of Quetta, a deadly explosion killed at least 20 people and wounded another 40 in the latest attack on the minority community of Hazara in Quetta.  Zia Langove, the provincial minister said, “Four or five of the wounded are in critical condition”. The Hazaras were buying the vegetables when the explosion ..

2019 International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed every year on 25th of March to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the transatlantic slavery system. The day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. The ..

UN: Sentence of Karadzic increased to life for Bosnia Genocide

The judges of United Nations, have passed orders against the former Serb Bosnian leader Radovan Karadzic. His sentence of 40 years has been further increased to life in prison for committing genocide and war crimes. It was in 2016 that the 73 years old Karadzic was awarded a sentence for the 1995 July Srebrenica massacre ..

India donates 3 lakh Dollars for peacekeeping initiative of UN on issues of conduct & discipline

The Government of India (GoI) has recently donated $300,000 for a peacekeeping initiative at the United Nations (UN) that will focus on issues of conduct along with sexual exploitation and abuse and help develop the capacity of future commanders and managers to lead by example. The programme will, over a period of three years, help ..

Minal Patel Davis honoured with US Presidential award for Combating Human Trafficking

An Indian-American woman, Minal Patel Davis has been honoured with a Presidential award by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combating human trafficking in Houston. She is the special advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Davis was appointed to the post in July 2015 since then she ..