United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) Current Affairs, GK & News

Nansen Award

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently received the Nansen Refugee Award. Key facts Ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the UNHCR Nansen Award for providing asylum for refugees while in office. While Merkel was the Chancellor in 2015 and 2016, Germany welcomed more than 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers, especially from Syria. The UNHCR recognized ..

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UN Human Rights Council recognises ‘Right to a clean environment’

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) unanimously voted to recognise a clean, healthy & sustainable environment as a universal right. This right was recognised by UNHRC on October 8, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. Highlights Once the right is recognised by all, it would be the first of its kind in 70 years, ever since ..

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Permanent Commission for Israel and Palestine

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have called United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish a permanent commission; who can report on human rights violations across Israel, Gaza and West Bank; following the latest violence in Israel-Palestine Conflict. What is Permanent Commission? The proposed Permanent Commission is an independent, international commission of inquiry. It will ..

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