UN Peacekeeping Current Affairs, GK & News

UN Peacekeeping  Current Affairs, GK & News

United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the year award to India’s major Suman Gawani

On the eve of International Day of UN Peacekeepers that is being marked on May 29, Indian major Suman Gawani and Brazilian Naval Officer Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo are to be presented with the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the year 2019 award. Highlights For the first time, the award is being shared ..

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WHO launches COVID-19 Tools (Act) Accelerator

The World Health Organization along with the other international leading organizations such as Global Fund, UNTAID, CEPI, etc. has launched the COVID-19 Tools (Act) Accelerator. The collaboration helps to speed up the development, production and access to therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines of COVID-19. Highlights The main of the collaboration is to make COVID-19 treatment available ..

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Saudi-led Coalition calls Ceasefire in Yemen

On April 9, 2020, the Saudi Arabia led coalition declares cease fire in Yemen. The cease fire has been declared for a two-week period. Yemen War Yemen was devastated by a conflict that began in 2015. The Houthis that are backed by the Iran military took much of the control in west of the country. ..

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UN increases budget; includes funds for war crime probes

The United Nations has adopted 3.07 billion USD budget on December 27, 2019. The organization for the first time included investigation of war crimes in Myanmar and Syria in its fund allocation Highlights The budget proposal for the year 2020 is slightly greater than that of 2019. In 2019, UN budget was 2.9 billion USD. ..

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India evacuates peacekeeping CRPF contingent from Libya

India has evacuated its entire contingent of peacekeeping forces comprising of 15 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel from Tripoli after the situation in the war-hit nation suddenly worsened. Libyan Crisis Ever since the 2011 uprising which overthrew and killed long-ruling dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is engulfed in a crisis. Even though there is an UN-backed ..

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