Israel, Palestine, and the United Nations Current Affairs, GK & News

UNHRC Expresses Concerns over NRC in Assam and Situation in J and K

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, and the tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir while addressing the opening of the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. What is UNHRC? The United Nations Human Rights Council ..


International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People observed

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed by the United Nations every year on November 29 as an opportunity for the international community to refocus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine remains unresolved and that the Palestinian people have yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined ..


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.


US withdrawn from United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHR)

On June 19, the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and condemned alleged hypocrisy of its members and bias against Israel. The announcement came after the top UN human rights official criticised Washington for separating migrant children from their parents who are seeking asylum after crossing into the country ..


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 ..