United Nations

India and UN Peacekeeping Operations

The UN peacekeeping operations were established in 1948 as a means to maintain peace in conflict ridden areas.  The United Nations Charter enables the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to make decisions on running peacekeeping efforts. This article explains the role of UN peacekeeping forces with respect to India’s contribution. It also explains difficulties faced ..


Ethiopia declares Emergency amid anti-government protests

In a sharp reaction to the wave of protests against the ruling government in Oromia and Amhara regions of the country, Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the same as he raised concerns about security of the people amid rising social discontent. This is the first time in last ..

Sustainable Development Goals

On 25 September 2015, the United Nations has adopted the resolution on “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development“, which has 169 targets in 17 goals called Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are legally non-binding and have succeeded the eight MDGs, which were adopted in 2000 for fifteen years in Rio 20+ summit. ..

Principles for Managing Ethics in Public Service by United Nations

The public service, entrusted with guarding public resources and executing decisions on behalf of elected representatives, plays an important role in the development and governance of a nation. It must have in place a system of measures to create an environment promoting ethics, accountability and transparency. Public service is in the cause of the nation ..

Different types of Membership at United Nations

UN officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, after ratification of the United Nations Charter by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the Republic of China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and a majority of the other signatories. Originally there were 51 members at ..