United Nations Current Affairs - 2019

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June 20: World Refugee Day

Every year June 20 is observed as World Refugee Day to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. The theme for year 2015 is With courage let us all combine. Background of World Refugee Day United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had passed a resolution to observe 20 June as World Refugee Day Read More…

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Denmark’s Mogens Lykketoft elected as President of UN General Assembly

Mogens Lykketoft from Denmark was unanimously elected as President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He was only the nominee put forward by the Western Europe and other group (WEOG). Mogens Lykketoft succeeds Uganda’s Sam Kutesa who was President of 69th session of UNGA. He will preside over the 193-member UNGA in its upcoming 70th Read More…

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India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People: UN Report

According to recently released United Nations (UN) annual hunger report titled The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015, India was placed at top in the World Hunger list. The report has mentioned that India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world with around 194 million people, surpassing China. Read More…

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UN adopts resolution on protection of journalists in conflict zones

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones. The resolution has urged member nations, governments and armed groups to take appropriate steps in order to ensure accountability for crimes committed against journalists, media professionals in situations of armed conflict. It also condemns attacks on journalists Read More…

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2 Indians posthumously chosen for UN’s prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal

Two Indian peacekeepers have been chosen posthumously for United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Medal. They are Lance Naik Nand Ram and Raju Joseph. Both of them are among the 126 police, military and civilian personnel who have been posthumously awarded a prestigious UN medal. They have been chosen for this award for their courage and sacrifice Read More…

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UNSC adopts resolution in stemming misuse of small arms

United Nation Security Council (UNSC) on 23 May 2015 adopted a resolution calling for stronger cooperation among member nations in stemming the illicit transfer and misuse of small arms and light weapons. UNSC resolution comes in wake of underlining suffering caused by small arms and light weapons to civilians. The resolution was passed nine votes Read More…

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UN adopts resolution to strengthen relief efforts in earthquake hit Nepal

United Nations (UN) has adopted a resolution in order to call attention of international community to urgently assist Nepal and help rebuild the country after it was hit by devastating earthquake. The resolution was led by India and was co-sponsored by 65 other nations including Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Australia, Japan, China, Germany, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan Read More…

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