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Rajinder K Pachauri passes away

Rajinder K Pachauri, who recently passed away, was the founder and chief executive of the New-Delhi based research institute, the Energy Resources Institute (TERI). He was elected Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2002, which was established by the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme. He had received ..

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s long-running border conflict with neighboring Eritrea. His peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war.  Abiy was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in ..

Muhammad Yunus conferred with Vatican’s ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award

Nobel Laureate from Bangladesh Professor Muhammad Yunus has been conferred the ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award by the Vatican for his contribution towards establishing peace and harmony. The ceremony was recently took place at the historical Papal Basilica of Assisi in Italy. The award is recognition for distinguished work by an individual ..

16 Year old Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg, the sixteen year old from Sweden who started a global movement for school children striking to demand climate change action, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a climatic activist and was nominated by lawmakers in nearby Norway. Thunberg has recently delivered many fiery speeches to world leaders over inaction ..

Denis Mukwege named as winner of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Dr. Mukwege, a gynecologist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the helper who has devoted his life to defending victims of ..

Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) which is a legally binding international Convention was adopted in 1992 by UN Conference on Disarmament and came into force in 1997. It is implemented by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). It is a multilateral treaty that bans chemical weapons and requires their destruction within a specified ..

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf honored with 2018 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian President, has been honored with the 2018 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for excellence in African leadership. The $5 million African Leadership prize is awarded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which honors role models on a continent where many leaders have stayed in power for decades. Sirleaf, a ..

2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons. The ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organisations from ..