United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Current Affairs, GK & News
Sadako Ogata (92), a high-profile Japanese diplomat who served as the first female United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000, has passed away on Oct. 22 in Tokyo.
Topics: Aftermath of war • Awards • Japan International Cooperation Agency • Order of the Quetzal • Orders of chivalry • Refugee • Sadako Ogata • Sérgio Vieira de Mello • United Nations • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees • University of the Sacred Heart
India has pledged to contribute $5 Million in 2019 to United Nation Palestine refugee agency. This move comes amid India voiced its concern over agency’s financial situation and called for ensuring sustained financial support for its work. India and UNRWA During UN General Assembly (UNGA) Ad Hoc Committee meeting for Voluntary Contributions to United Nations ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
Topics: India-Palestine Development Partnership • Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme • Palestine Refugee • UN General Assembly Ad Hoc Committee • Unga • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East • UNRWA
The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed every year on 20th of June to celebrate the stories and contributions of refugees. The 2019 theme is “#Step with Refugees – Take a Step on World Refugee Day”. According to the latest annual study released by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 70.8 ..
Topics: Aftermath of war • Demography • Forced displacement • Forced migration • Human rights abuses • Internally displaced person • Persecution • Population • Refugee • Right of asylum • Social Issues • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, surgeon and medical director at a hospital in Bunj of north-eastern South Sudan, has won the prestigious the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee for his outstanding 20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict. He also provides health services to locals as well as refugees from Sudan’s neighbouring ..
Topics: Africa • Aftermath of war • Countries • Federal republics • Geography of Africa • Least developed countries • Member states of the African Union • Member states of the United Nations • Refugee • South Kordofan • Sudan • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Harmony Foundation’s 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide. The award will be presented to the UNHCR on December 10, 2017. The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally ..
Topics: Aftermath of war • Cultural globalization • Demography • Forced migration • Human rights abuses • Internally displaced person • Refugee • Right of asylum • Statelessness • UNHCR Representation in India • United Nations Development Group • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees