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US co-sponsors EU-led Resolution over Myanmar Human Rights

United States has co-sponsored a resolution led by European Union (EU) highlighting ongoing human rights concerns in Myanmar including for Rohingya. It has also recalled developments made since February 1 in 46th session of UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Background Council of the European Union on March 22, 2021 imposed sanctions on 11 individuals who ..

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North Korea fires Two Cruise Missiles

According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), North Korea has fired two cruise missiles off the West Coast on March 21, 2021. It marks first missile test of Pyongyang since April 14, 2020. Highlights Firing of two cruise missiles is being seen as testing administration of the US President, Joe Biden. North Korea ..

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US officially re-joined the Paris Climate Deal

The United States has officially re-joined the Paris climate accord on February 19, 2020. It has joined the deal again after 107 days it left. Highlights With the rejoining of US, the world leaders expects that now the country will prove its seriousness as it was mostly absent for four years. The countries are also ..

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United States to re-join UNHRC

The Joe Biden administration in United States is all set to re-join the UN Human Rights Council. The United States had withdrawn from the council in the year 2018 under Presidency of the Donald Trump Background Donald Trump withdrew from the world body’s main human rights because of its disproportionate focus on Israel. Israel had ..

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Article 19 of the UN Charter: Iran loses voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly

Iran and six other countries have lost their voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly as they had not paid their dues. The other countries that lost their voting rights were Niger, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic and Libya. On the other hand, three other countries such as Comoros, Somalia, Sao ..

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