Israel and the United Nations Current Affairs, GK & News

Iceland taken seat vacated by United States at UN Human Rights Council

The UN members have unanimously elected Iceland to take a seat on the world body’s 47-member Human Rights Council. US had left the UNHRC in June, 2018 calling it a cesspool of political bias for its criticism of Israeli regime’s crimes against Palestinians.

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The 2017 United Nations Day (UND) observed on 24 October

The United Nations Day is observed every year on October 24 to make known to the people about the aims and achievements of the UN and to mark the 72nd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force. With the ratification of this founding document in 1948 by the majority of its signatories, including the ..

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UN Human Rights Council approves for an investigation into Houla Killings in Syria

The UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) approved an investigation into the mass killing of civilians at Houla, Syria. UNHRC also objurgated Syria for the mass murder of about 100 civilians. UNHRC, the 47-nation body sanctioned the resolution with  41 votes in favour and 3 against it. This was the fourth emergency session meeting called ..

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Palestine:195th member of UNESCO

The United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO has recently granted the Palestinians full membership. This is being considered to be an important step forward in their long-running efforts to achieve recognition before the world as an independent state. Now, UNESCO has become the first U.N. agency to welcome the Palestinians as a full member since President ..

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