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The International Day of Democracy 2019 was observed on September 15. The day is celebrated to promote the tenets of democracy. 2019: Theme The theme of the world democracy day 2019 is “Participation”. Active participation of people is a key for the democracy to succeed. Article 21 (3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “The ..
Topics: Democracy • E-democracy • Elections • Inter-Parliamentary Union • International Day of Democracy • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe • Parliamentary assemblies • Politics • Types of democracy • United Nations General Assembly observers • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On June 13, the meeting of Council of Heads of States (CHS) of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has started in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first multi-lateral summit after his re-election as the Prime Minister. This is also the second CHS meeting after India became member of SCO. Presidents ..
The World Red Cross Day (WRCD) is observed every year on May 8 to recognize the extraordinary contribution and incredible achievements of the stalwarts and volunteers around the world for helping the people in need anytime, anywhere. It is a gentle nod to all the volunteers who have made unparalleled contribution to people in need. ..
Topics: Aftermath of war • Henry Dunant • International Committee of the Red Cross • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement • missing people • Nobel laureates • Swiss people • United Nations General Assembly observers • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
Malaysia has become the 124th member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after ratifying the Rome Statute. It joined the ICC because of the following reasons: Firstly, the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine and the Rohingya crisis. Secondly, the May 2018 election of Mahathir Mohamad for his 2nd stint as Prime Minister ..
Topics: Association of Southeast Asian Nations • Countries • International Criminal Court • Law by country • Mahathir Mohamad • Malaysia • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 • Politics by country • States parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court • United Nations General Assembly observers
On 8th of February 2019, the Red Cross called for a total ban on nuclear weapons & also gave warning of the growing risk that such arms could again be used with devastating effect. For this burning issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red ..
Topics: Aftermath of war • International Committee of the Red Cross • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement • Law by country • Nobel laureates • Nuclear warfare • Nuclear weapon • Nuclear weapons convention • Politics by country • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons • United Nations General Assembly observers
On October 18, the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit has started in Brussels, Belgium with theme “Global Partners for Global Challenges”. The summit will prioritise issues related to connectivity, trade and investment, sustainable development, climate change, terrorism, migration, maritime security and cyberspace. The meeting will bring together Heads of state of 30 European and 21 ..
Topics: ASEAN Summit • Association of Southeast Asian Nations • Diplomatic conferences • Geography of Asia • International Relations • Organizations associated with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations • Summit • United Nations General Assembly observers