world conference of women Current Affairs - 2020

United Nations General Assembly to go virtual for the first time

The 75th United Nations General Assembly is to be conducted virtually in 2020 for the first time in its history. The 2020 session is to begin on September 15. What is the plan? This year, pre recorded statements of world leaders are to be aired. With the meet being arranged virtually, the world is expecting Read More…

United Nations Development Programme releases Gender Social Norms Index

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently released the Gender Social Norms Index. It measures the social beliefs that obstruct Gender Equality. Key Findings of the Report The report consists of data collected from more than 75 countries covering 80% of world population. According to the report, half of the world population believe that men Read More…

India marks the beginning of “Super Year of Biodiversity” with CMS COP 13

The year 2020 has been nick named as “Super Year” by global advocacy groups including the United Nations. This has been done to highlight 21 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and their targets. India marks the “Super Year of Biodiversity” with the Conservation of Migratory Species Conference of Parties 13. The year includes UN summit in Read More…

October 11: International Day of Girl Child

Every year, October 11 is commemorated as International Day of Girl Child by the United Nations. The day is important as it raises awareness of issues faced by girls internationally. The major problems faced by girls includes forced child marriage, legal rights, medical rights, education, nutrition. Theme: Girl force – Unscripted and unstoppable Background The Read More…