United Nations General Assembly: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is being observed on September 7th, 2020. The day is first of its kind. Aim includes Raising public awareness, the individual, community, corporate and government level about the importance of clean air for health, productivity, economy and the environment. Establishing close link of air quality to other environmental ..

August 21: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism observed by UN

21st August is observed as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism by the United Nations. Key Highlights of the events It was the third commemoration of the day. An online high-level event with the title “Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism”, was held. A short film ..

11th World Humanitarian Day (WHD) observed by UN on August 19 with hashtag #RealLifeHeroes

The United Nations observed the 11th year of World Humanitarian Day on August 19. As stated by the UN, this day is A global campaign that celebrates humanitarians – a “thank you” to the people who have committed their lives to help others. United Nations released this note with a hashtag of #RealLifeHeroes. What is ..

August 12: International Youth Day

International Youth Day is celebrated each year on August 12 every year in order to signify and highlight the importance of young people, not just as future generation, but also as the current driving force of change in the world. History of the IYD This day was designated by the United Nations in the year ..

UNGA to Go Virtual, First Time in 75 years

The United Nations has decided to hold the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2020 in the virtual mode in the wake of the deadly coronavirus in all the parts of the world. The leaders from all the 193 member countries will submit pre-recorded video statements for the assembly session to be held in September ..