UN Human Rights Council Current Affairs, GK & News

Suspension of Russia from UNHRC

Russia has been suspended from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after there were allegations that its soldiers violated human rights in Ukraine. The member nations of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to suspend Russia. About UNHRC The UNHRC is an inter-governmental body under the United Nations. It is responsible for the protection ..

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Human Rights Day 2021

The United Nations General Assembly observes Human Rights Day on December 10, every year. Key Points The day is observed to raise awareness regarding people’s social, cultural and physical rights as well as to ensure the welfare people across the world. The day encourages nations to create equal opportunities for everyone. It also addresses the ..

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India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2022-24

India got re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council for 2022-24 term on October 14, 2021 with the overwhelming majority in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Key Facts Envoy from New Delhi described the election as “robust endorsement” of India’s strong roots in democracy, fundamental rights and pluralism as enshrined in the Constitution. This decision ..

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UN creates Permanent Forum of People of African Descent

UN General Assembly (UNGA) has approved a resolution on August 2, 2021 to establish a Permanent Forum of People of African Descent. Key Findings This permanent forum of people will provide expert advice in addressing the challenges of racism, xenophobia, racial discrimination and intolerance. Resolution was adopted by consensus by the 193-member world body. It ..

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United States to re-join UNHRC

The Joe Biden administration in United States is all set to re-join the UN Human Rights Council. The United States had withdrawn from the council in the year 2018 under Presidency of the Donald Trump Background Donald Trump withdrew from the world body’s main human rights because of its disproportionate focus on Israel. Israel had ..

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India elected to UN Human Rights Council

India was elected to United Nations’ Human Rights Council’, the main body of UN charged with promoting and monitoring human rights for period of three years beginning January 1, 2019. In this secret ballot election held in 193-member UN General Assembly (UNGA) India secured 188 votes in Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes among ..

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