United Nations Current Affairs, GK & News

Hyderabad- 2020 Tree City of the World

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Arbor Day Foundation have recently recognized Hyderabad as a 2020 Tree City of World. Hyderabad was selected for the recognition following its commitment to grow and maintain the urban forests. Highlights This recognition was a testament for city’s sustained and institutional efforts of planting, nurturing ..

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UN asks G20 nations to prepare ‘Global Covid-19 Vaccination Plan’

The Secretary-General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has asked the G20 nations to prepare a “Global Covid-19 Vaccination Plan” on February 17, 2020. Highlights The UN asked do so while it condemned the wildly uneven and unfair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the countries. He stated that, the 10 wealthier countries have administered 75 percent ..

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Preeti Sinha- To lead United Nations Capital Development Fund

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has appointed Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary. She is an Indian-origin investment and development banker. Highlights The executive secretary will work with her focus on providing the micro-finance assistance to women, youth, small and medium-sized enterprises belonging to the underserved communities. The Executive Secretary is the highest ..

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science every year on the 11th day of February.  The year 2021 marked the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day was celebrated under the theme “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19″. Highlights The event was ..

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UNWTO report: 2020 is Worst Year on Record

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has highlighted that the year 2020 the worst year on record. Key findings of the report The UNWTO has made this statement in the light that global tourism suffered massively because of the international travel bans that was into force in order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. As ..

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