United Nations Current Affairs - 2019

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed on February 6 every year. It is an annual awareness day celebrated as part of the UN’s efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It was first introduced in 2003. Why February 6 was Chosen? It was on February 6, 2003, Stella Obasanjo, the First Lady of Nigeria and spokesperson Read More…

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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019: Challenges in attaining SDG

The United Nations report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019 discusses various challenges in attaining the sustainable development goals. The challenges listed are: Economic growth is uneven and is failing to reach where it is most needed. Per capita incomes would stagnate or grow only marginally in 2019 in several parts of Africa, Western Asia, Read More…

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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019: Key Facts

The United Nations report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019 has been released. The important findings of the report are: The report estimates that Global growth is expected to remain steady at 3% in 2019 and 2020, after an expansion of 3.1% in 2018. As the impulse from fiscal stimulus in 2018 wanes, Growth in Read More…

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Palestine takes over chairmanship of G77

Palestine has taken over the chairmanship of G77 from Egypt. Palestine will be formally elected chair at the annual G77 ministerial meeting, scheduled to take place in mid-September. The chairmanship of the G77 is based on the system of geographical rotation. 2019 was Asia’s turn and the Asian group had unanimously endorsed Palestine. Egypt was Read More…

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Macedonia renamed as the Republic of Northern Macedonia

The Parliament of Macedonia has passed the resolution to amend the constitution of the country to rename it as the Republic of Northern Macedonia. The opposition parties had boycotted the vote and the proposal narrowly got the two-thirds majority vote required for the constitutional amendment. The renaming is in line with a landmark agreement with Greece to end Read More…

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UN observes First-Ever World Braille Day

The United Nations observed the first official World Braille Day on 4th January to create awareness about the importance of Braille for approximately 1.3 billion people living with some form of distance or near vision impairment. The proclamation for the celebration of World Braille Day was made by the United Nations General Assembly as a means Read More…

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Bangladesh Elections: PM’s Awami League registers landslide victory

The ruling coalition led by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Awami League has registered a landslide victory in Parliamentary elections. The ruling coalition led by Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won 288 out of 300 seats which are about 96 per cent of the seats. JatiyoShangsad Bangladesh has a unicameral legislature. The legislature is Read More…

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