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The term “United Nations” was first officially used on 1 January 1942, representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting together {via Atlantic Charter and Declaration by United Nations} to defeat the Axis powers and to obtain a “just” peace. This was soon after entry of America in WW-II following the Japanese attack ..

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UN Disarmament Week

The UN Disarmament Week is observed from October 24 to 30. Key facts The UN Disarmament Week is observed to raise awareness and improve understanding of the significance and challenges of disarmament. The week starts on October 24, which marks the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN). Since the UN was founded, ..

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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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September 12: International Day for South-South Cooperation

The International Day for South-South Cooperation is observed on September 12, every year by the United Nations. The day highlights the efforts made by United Nations for cooperation among the developing countries. It is an initiative for the economic, social and political developments of the countries located in Southern region. What is South-South Cooperation? Basically, ..

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September 9 : International Day to Protect Education from Attack

United Nations observed the International Day to Protect Education from attack on September 9, 2022. Key Points First ever ‘International Day to Protect Education from Attack’ was observed by United Nations on September 9, 2020. This day was established by the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 74/275. This resolution was presented by the State ..

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5 September: International Day of Charity observed

The International Day of Charity is observed every year on September 5 across the world. It aims to recognise role of charity in alleviating human ‎suffering within and among nations. It also seeks to raise awareness and provide common platform for charity related activities for charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations and individuals all over the ..

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Pakistan floods: One third of the country is under water

Pakistan is currently battling its worst monsoon floods in a decade, which has killed more than 1,100 people, caused more than USD 10 billion in damages and submerged nearly a third of the country. Also, the United Nations issued a USD 160 million flash appeal to help Pakistan deal with the floods. Key Points According ..

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