UNGA Current Affairs - 2019

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UNGA elect Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden and Kazakhstan as non-permanent UNSC members

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has elected Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden and Kazakhstan as the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). These newly-elected countries will have two-year term starting from 1 January 2017 till 31 December 2018. They will replace Spain, Malaysia, New Zealand, Angola and Venezuela. The voting for these countries Read More…

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21 June: World Hydrography Day

World Hydrography Day (WHD) is being observed annually on 21 June to publicise the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography. The observance of the day emphasizes importance of hydrography particularly in protection of marine reserves and also promotion of safe navigation in international waters and ports. 2016 Theme: “Hydrography – the key to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityInternational

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Israel elected as Chair of UNGA’s Legal Committee for the first time

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has recently elected Israel to chair its Legal Committee for the first time in the world body’s 71-year history. In this regard, Israel has won the chairmanship of the UN’s legal affairs committee with 109 votes from the 193 member states in a secret ballot. Israel was a candidate Read More…

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Peter Thomson elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly

Fijian diplomat Peter Thomson has been elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In the secret ballot election for the post, Peter Thomson defeated Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus by 94 to 90 votes, with one abstention. With this, Peter Thomson becomes the first representative from the Pacific island states to Read More…

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12 April: International Day of Human Space Flight

Every year 12th April is being observed as the International Day of Human Space Flight to commemorate the date of the first human space flight in the history of mankind. On this day in 1961, Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet Union (USSR) cosmonaut undertook first successful first human space flight. This historic event opened the way Read More…

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March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Every year 25th March is being observed as International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Significance of the day: It honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of the transatlantic slave trade. It also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and Read More…

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UN designates 5th November as World Tsunami Awareness Day

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution to designate 5th November every year as World Tsunami Awareness Day. The observance of the day would help to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami and shall stress on the importance of early warning systems in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & Observances

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