Haiti Current Affairs - 2019

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UNSC Votes to end Peacekeeping Operations in Haiti

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously voted for the resolution to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on October 15. The resolution also called for establishing a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in Haiti situated in Latin America. UN Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti U.N. Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti Read More…

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition: 23 August

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition was observed across world every year on 23 August. The day designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. Observance of this day marks anniversary of 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in Read More…

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India ranked 155th on Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

India ranked 155th out of 178 countries with an index score of 31.23 points, in its efforts to address environmental challenges, in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University. Regardless of an improvement in overall performance, India ranks behind China (118), Pakistan (148) and Nepal (139).  Among the BRICS nations, South Africa was Read More…

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India tops new Global Slavery Index

“Global Slavery Index” published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, ranked India first in terms of number of modern day slaves in the world. The index has ranked 162 countries based on 3 factors:- Estimated prevalence of modern slavery (including practices such as debt bondage, etc.) A measure of child marriage (including forced marriage) A measure of human trafficking in Read More…

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