Human rights: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India Condemns UN report on Kashmir Situation

Published: July 9, 2019

India has lodged a strong protest with the United Nations Human Rights Office over its report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. UNHRC Report In 2018 the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released had released a report on Kashmir. Now an update has been released citings neither the Governments of India ..

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UN Report on Handling of Rohingya Crisis

Published: June 18, 2019

The United Nations Report has slammed its own handling of Myanmar Rohingya crisis. The UN report makes the following observations: The report has expressed displeasure over the functioning of the agency in handling the violence against the Rohingyas. The report notes that serious errors were committed and opportunities were lost in the UN system following ..

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India ranked 95th in first-ever SDG Gender Index

Published: June 7, 2019

India has been ranked 95th out of a total 129 countries in the first-ever SDG Gender Index, which measures strides made in achieving gender commitments against internationally set targets. The index has been developed by Equal Measures 2030, which is a partnership among global and regional organisations from the civil society and the development and ..

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World Press Freedom Prize 2019 awarded to Myanmar Journalists

Published: May 4, 2019

The World Press Freedom Prize also known as UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is formally conferred every year by Director-General of UNESCO, on occasion of World Press Freedom Day observed on 3 May. Recipients of World Press Freedom Prize 2019 In 2019 award would be shared by two jailed Myanmar journalists ‘Wa Lone’ and ..

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Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) not to be ratified by US

Published: April 27, 2019

US President Donald Trump announced that USA will not abide by and will never ratify Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a UN treaty aimed at regulating global arms trade. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) With aim of regulating international trade in conventional arms (from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships), it was entered into ..

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