United Nations: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

World Water Development Report 2020 released

The United Nations predicted the effect of climate change on water availability and food production in the World Water Development Report 2020. About the Report The World Water development report is an annual thematic report released by UN Water and coordinated by the World Water Assessment Program. The 2020 report was released under the title ..

UNSC

For the first time in its history, the United Nations Security Council met via video conferencing to discuss the COVID-19 situation. About UNSC The UNSC is one of the 6 main organs of the United Nations. It is the only organ of the UN that can issue binding resolutions to the members. Its functions include ..

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims observed on 24 March

The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed every year on 24 March, by the United Nations. This day pays tribute to Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero of El-Salvador, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Óscar Romero was actively involved in ..

ITU launches ‘The Global Network Resiliency Platform’

A specialised agency of the United Nations- International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launched ‘The Global Network Resiliency Platform’. The platform aims to ensure availability of telecommunication services during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The new platform will assist governments and the private sector by ensuring that the networks are kept strong and telecommunication services are made available ..

‘French Language Day’ celebrated on March 20

The United Nations introduced Language Days in 2010, to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity of various languages. The United Nations celebrates six Language Days each year, dedicated to the six official languages ​​of the UN, namely Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Among them, the ‘French Language Day’ is celebrated on March 20, which marks ..

Sustainable Development Solutions Network publishes World Happiness Report

The World Happiness Report is published by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network. This year, the report has ranked Finland as the happiest country for the third time in a row. People in 156 countries were asked to evaluate their own levels of happiness while measures like GDP, social support, personal freedom and levels ..

UN adopts political declaration on women’s rights

United Nations has recently adopted a basic political declaration on women’s rights during the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The adopted text follows the theme of the ‘Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995’, which sought to promote liberation and progress of all women around the world. The UN ..

Former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar passes away

Former United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar recently passed away at the age of 100, in his native country Peru. The veteran diplomat served as United Nations Secretary General from 1981 to 1991 and led the UN during the Iran-Iraq war and the El Salvador civil war. Recently, Javier Perez celebrated his 100th birthday.