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PM Modi to address UN General Assembly

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has been invited to address a session of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 28. This information was released in the provisional list of world leaders who will speak during the 74th session of the UNGA. Prime Minister Modi will be among the 48 Heads of ..

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30 July: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

United Nations (UN) observed World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30 to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims, and promote and protect their rights. The theme for this year was ‘Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action’. Background UN- International Labour Organization (ILO) defines human trafficking as trade of humans, ..

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Denmark’s Inger Andersen takes over as UNEP’s Executive Director

Denmark’s Inger Andersen recently took charge as the new Executive Director (ED) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). She will hold the designation for period of 4-years. About Inger Andersen Inger is a Danish economist and environmentalist with over 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability and policy-making. Now as ED of ..

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Nigeria’s UN envoy elected as President of UNGA 74th Session

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) was elected as President of 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Key Highlights Muhammad-Bande, was nominated by Nigeria and endorsed by African group, at the election. The 193-member UNGA then elected him by acclamation with also supporting his candidature. During an informal interactive dialogue ..

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India Elected To Executive Board of First UN-Habitat Assembly

India has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly which is being held at Nairobi. The theme for the UN-Habitat Assembly is “Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities”. UN-Habitat Assembly The UN-Habitat Assembly is scheduled to review and approve the UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and review the ..

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21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development observed

On 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was celebrated. The year 2019 has been declared ‘International Year of Indigenous Languages’ by UN General Assembly, so as to bring awareness to importance of linguistic diversity. Key Highlights Background: In 2001, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted ..

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