United Nation Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

Annually, on 25th March the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is observed by the United Nations. This day is observed to commemorate Alec Collett’s abduction anniversary. Overview: Alec Collett was a journalist who was abducted along with his driver in 1985 while working for the United Nations Relief and Works ..

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UNHRC Debate on Ukraine

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to have an urgent debate on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, further isolating Russia, which had previously resisted Ukraine’s efforts to bring attention to war crimes. Overview: Russia’s aggression against Ukraine dominated the start of the United Nations’ main annual session in Geneva, Switzerland, with countries rallying behind Ukraine’s ..

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India to take over as President of UNSC for August

From August India will be the president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month and then the nation will host various events in the three major areas of fight against terrorism, maritime security and peacekeeping. Highlights S. Tirumurti India’s permanent representative to the UN will hold a press conference on the Security ..

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World Braille Day: January 4

Every year, the World Braille Day is celebrated on January 4 by United Nations and several other international organizations. The day is celebrated to create awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the realization of human rights for the blind. Why is World Braille Day celebrated on January 4? It ..

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October 2: International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2 commemorating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. The day is marked to spread the message of non-violence through public awareness and education. Highlights The day reflects universal respect for Mahatma Gandhiji. It is ..

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COVID-19 and Child Labour Report by the United Nations

The International Labour Organization and the UNICEF have released a report on Child Labour. The report has been released under the title Title: COVID-19 and Child Labour: A Time of Crisis, A Time to Act Key Findings The report says that millions of children are to be pushed to child labour due to COVID-19 crisis. ..

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