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The 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) 2019 is being held at Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan from 25-26 October 2019. The NAM was established in 1961 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia through an initiative of the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito. It was ..
Category: Summits and Conferences
Topics: Awards • Jawaharlal Nehru • Josip Broz Tito • Non-Aligned Movement • Orders of chivalry • Orders, decorations, and medals • Park of Friendship, New Belgrade • Yugoslavia • Yugoslavia and the Non-Aligned Movement
The Nelson Mandela International Day (NMID) is celebrated every year on July 18 to pay tribute to South Africa’s former president for his values, legacy and contribution to society. The day recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in: conflict resolution; race relations; promotion and protection of human rights; reconciliation; gender ..
Topics: Awards • Freemen of the City of London • Gender equality • Honorary Queen's Counsel • Mandela Day • Nelson Mandela • Orders, decorations, and medals • Saboteurs • South African people • Xhosa people
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as the first female president of European Commission (EC) following a secret ballot among MEPs. She secured the backing of more than half of the Members in the European Parliament (MEPs) for the biggest job in Brussels. She will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker on 1st November ..
Topics: European Commission • European Parliament • European Union law • Government • Jean-Claude Juncker • Orders of chivalry • Orders, decorations, and medals • Ursula von der Leyen • Von der Leyen • Von der Leyen Commission
On 9 June, Interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has won the 2019 Presidential election of Kazakhstan with 70.96% of the vote. He was recognised as the elected president by the Central Election Commission (CEC) and will take an oath of office June 12. Earlier, on 20th March 2019, Tokayev took office as the Interim President of ..
Topics: Countries • Government of Kazakhstan • Kassym-Jomart Tokayev • Kazakh presidential election • Kazakh Presidential Inauguration • Kazakhstan • Nursultan Nazarbayev • Orders of chivalry • Orders, decorations, and medals • Politics of Kazakhstan • Tokayev
The Thai parliament has recently elected ex military government chief Prayuth Chan-ocha as its new Prime Minister. He beat the popular billionaire leader of the anti-junta Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, with 500 votes to 244 after a 12-hour session that included 10 hours of fierce debate in Parliament on June 5. Prayuth will now ..
Topics: Constitution of Thailand • Future Forward Party • Government of Thailand • Honorary Grand Commanders of the Order of the Defender of the Realm • National Assembly of Thailand • Orders of chivalry • Orders, decorations, and medals • Orders, decorations, and medals of Thailand • Palang Pracharath Party • Prayut Chan-o-cha • Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit • Vajiralongkorn
Indian-origin Anita Bhatia has been the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships. The key appointment comes less than a week after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Indian Army officer Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar as his new Force Commander ..