United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Current Affairs, GK & News

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated on August 9, every year worldwide. It highlights the role of indigenous people and significance of preserving their rights. UNESCO celebrates this day by sharing information on projects and activities in line with the annual theme of the day. Theme of the Day: In year 2022, the ..

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UNGA Resolution: Healthy Environment declared as “Human Right”

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) recently passed a resolution that recognises the Healthy Environment as Human Right. India has voted in favour of this resolution. As per the resolution, right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment has become human right. Highlights: UN General Assembly passed the resolution on July 28, 2022. Out of 193-members, ..

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July 25: World Drowning Prevention Day

On July 25, the World Drowning Prevention Day is observed across the world. This day was recognised by the United Nations in a bid to collectively start action towards drowning prevention with the objective of making the world sustainably-developed. UN General Assembly Resolution: United Nation General Assembly had recognized the World Drowning Prevention Day in April ..

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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking is observed on June 26, 2022 every year. Aim of the day The day is observed with the aim of spreading awareness regarding physical and psychological impact of drug overdose deaths, substance abuse and drugs-related problems worldwide. Drug abuse is one of the biggest threats to ..

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International Day of Yoga 2022

The International Day of Yoga is observed on June 21, every year starting since 2015. History of Yoga Day The idea to have an UN-mandated day for celebrating Yoga was put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014. Later, this proposal was backed by ..

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International Day for Countering Hate Speech

The International Day for Countering Hate Speech was marked on June 18, highlighting the need of combating hate speech as well as promoting tolerance and dialogue between communities. The day was marked for the first time in 2022. UNGA Resolution The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had adopted a resolution in 2021 “to promote inter-religious ..

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