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United Nations General Assembly

United Nations General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the UN and is composed of the representatives of all member states.  UNGA is the only principal organ of UN system in which all member nations have equal representation.  Its composition, functions, powers, voting, and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United ..

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QUAD inks HADR Partnership Guidelines

The QUAD countries have signed the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) partnership guidelines recently. Key facts The recently signed the HADR partnership guidelines ensures expansion of scope of the QUAD alliance. The signing took place during the QUAD foreign ministers’ meeting held at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. ..

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India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) receives UN Award

‘2022 UN Interagency Task Force, and WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award’ was conferred to India for its India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI). Key facts The UN award was conferred at the UN General Assembly side event that was held on September 21, 2022 in New York. The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) ..

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September 21: International Day of Peace

September 21 is observed as the International Day of Peace. Key facts The International Day of Peace is observed to strengthen the ideals of peace through the observance of 24-hours of non-violence and ceasefire. Its main objective is to create a world where compassion and empathy overcome suspicion and hatred. The theme for 2022 is ..

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77th session of the United Nations General Assembly

The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) opened on September 13 and will include a high-level debate organized from September 20 to 26 this year. Key facts The theme of the UNGA 77 is “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges”. The theme recognizes the shared roots of global crisis like ..

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Global Registry of Fossil Fuels

Global Registry of Fossil Fuels is the world’s first public database on fossil fuel reserves, production and emissions. Key features The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels is the “first-ever fully transparent” public database that tracks fossil fuels across the world. It was launched by the Carbon Tracker and Global Energy Monitor. It was released to ..

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World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

World Humanitarian Day was observed on August 19, 2021. Every year, WHD is celebrated under a specific theme. According to the United Nations, the theme for this year is ”to show the importance, effectiveness, and positive impact of humanitarian work”. Key points This day focuses on boosting up the global action in order to combat ..

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