Human rights and development: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

2018 International Day for Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17 to recognize the struggles of the impoverished and to make their voices heard by governments and ordinary citizens. The 2018 theme is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and ..

2018 International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is observed every year on 21 September to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to ..

Nepal hosts 2018 International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia

The International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia has started in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 9, 2018. The 3-day conference is organized by the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal with theme “Identifying Challenges, Assessing Progress, Moving Forward: Addressing Impunity and Realizing Human Rights in South Asia”. The representatives of Human Rights Commissions and ..

UN Women unveiled South Asia’s first virtual knowledge hub in India

UN Women unveiled South Asia’s 1st virtual knowledge hub in India. What is UN Women? UN Women is a UN organization established in 2010 with the aim to promote for gender parity and women empowerment. What are the goals of UN Women? Major objectives of UN women are: § To help inter-governmental bodies, such as ..