UNGA Current Affairs - 2019

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21 September: International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is observed across the world on 21 September every year to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Significance: The International Day of Peace acknowledges the efforts of those who have strived to end conflict and promote peace. This day is also observed as Read More…

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World leaders adopt New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants at UNGA

World   leaders have adopted New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The declaration expresses the political will of world leaders to protect the rights of refugees and migrants to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale. By adopting it UN member states are Read More…

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193 countries sign declaration to stamp out drug-resistant infections

The 193 countries of the United Nations (UN) have signed a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections or Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or superbugs. It is the fourth time a UN declaration has been reached on a health issue, following HIV in 2001, non-communicable diseases in 2011 and Ebola in 2013. The signatory Read More…

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15 September: International Democracy Day

The International Democracy Day is being observed every year on 15 September to raise public awareness about the democratic system. The observance of the day provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. It focuses on essential elements of democracy i.e. values of freedom, respect for human rights and principle of Read More…

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29 August: International Day Against Nuclear Tests

The International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed on 29 August across the world to raise awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions. Observance of the day calls for the urgent need to prevent nuclear catastrophes to avert devastating effects on humankind, the environment and the planet. It Read More…

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19 August: World Humanitarian Day

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on 19 August to recognize work of humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. The observance of the day also provides an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. 2016 Theme: “One Humanity”. It highlights Read More…

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August 12: International Youth Day 

The International Youth Day (IYD) is observed every year on August 12 to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. 2016 Theme: “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. The focus of theme is on the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty Read More…

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