UN Security Council Current Affairs - 2019

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St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019

Russia’s annual Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is being held from 6-8 June 2019. It is an annual international forum that discusses key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets and world at large stage. The Saint Petersburg is Russia’s former imperial capital. Key Highlights of SPIEF Background: The first SPIEF was held in 1997. Read More…

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Nigeria’s UN envoy elected as President of UNGA 74th Session

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) was elected as President of 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Key Highlights Muhammad-Bande, was nominated by Nigeria and endorsed by African group, at the election. The 193-member UNGA then elected him by acclamation with also supporting his candidature. During an informal interactive dialogue Read More…

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UN Dag Hammarskjöld Medal: awarded to Late Jitender Kumar

Indian peacekeeper, Late Jitender Kumar, an Indian Police Officer, is among the 119 military, police and civilian personnel who will be honoured with this year’s prestigious UN medal called Dag Hammarskjöld Medal for courage and sacrifice in line of duty. About Dag Hammarskjöld Medal About: It is a posthumous award which is given to members Read More…

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