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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 ..

United Nations Public Service Day 2021

United Nations Public Service Day is observed on June 23, to recognise value and virtue of public service to community. Key Points The day emphasizes on the importance of public service in advancement phase. It recognises work of public servants & encourages young people to undertake careers in public sector. Background United Nations Public Service ..

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UN Annual Report on children and armed conflict

United Nations published its “Annual Report of Secretary-General on Children & Armed Conflict (CAAC)”. As per the report, about 19,300 children, including boys and girls, have suffered from one or more incidents of grave violations in 2020. Key Findings of report As per the report, 26425 grave violations were committed against children in 2020, including ..

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India elected to UN Economic and Social Council

India was elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for 2022-2024 term. Key Points India has been selected in Asia-Pacific States category. Other elected countries include Oman, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. Elected African countries are- Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Mauritius, Tunisia, and United Republic of Tanzania. Among eastern European states Croatia and Czech Republic ..

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State of India’s Environment Report 2021

According to State of India’s Environment Report 2021, India’s rank has dropped by two places to 117 as compared to 2020 ranking on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Key Findings SDG goals were adopted as a part of 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015. In 2020, India’s rank was 115 and ..

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NITI Aayog Sustainable Development Index

NITI Aayog released third edition of Sustainable Development Index for 2020-2021, evaluating progress of states and Union Territories with respect to social, economic and environmental parameters. Sustainable Development Index 2021 In the index, Kerala has retained the top rank with score of 75. Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam were worst performers. Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu ..

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