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International Day for Countering Hate Speech

The International Day for Countering Hate Speech was marked on June 18, highlighting the need of combating hate speech as well as promoting tolerance and dialogue between communities. The day was marked for the first time in 2022. UNGA Resolution The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had adopted a resolution in 2021 “to promote inter-religious ..

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India votes against UNSC resolution to securitise climate action

On December 13, 2021, India voted against a UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution to securitise climate change. Key Points The draft resolution linked climate change with global security challenges. India argued that; this move seeks to undermine the hard-won consensus which was reached at the recent Glasgow Summit. The new climate agreement was accepted by the ..

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October 24: United Nations Day

The United Nations Day is observed on October 24, every year since 1948. Why is this day celebrated? The day marks the anniversary of the entry of the UN Charter into force in 1945. What is UN Charter? The UN Charter is the founding document of the United Nations, which has been working towards global ..

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India elected to UN Economic and Social Council

India was elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for 2022-2024 term. Key Points India has been selected in Asia-Pacific States category. Other elected countries include Oman, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. Elected African countries are- Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Mauritius, Tunisia, and United Republic of Tanzania. Among eastern European states Croatia and Czech Republic ..

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Article 19 of the UN Charter: Iran loses voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly

Iran and six other countries have lost their voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly as they had not paid their dues. The other countries that lost their voting rights were Niger, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic and Libya. On the other hand, three other countries such as Comoros, Somalia, Sao ..

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April 25: International Delegate’s Day

On April 25, 2020, for the first time, the United Nations marked the International Delegate’s Day. The Day is being marked to celebrate the 75th anniversary of San Francisco Conference. San Francisco Conference On April 25, 1945, delegates from 50 countries came together in San Francisco for the first time. The main aim of the ..

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