India joins as a founding member at the UN’s ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’

News: India has become a founding member of the United Nations(UN) Alliance for Poverty Eradication launched by the President of the UN General Assembly. Facts: Aim: To focus on efforts to boost the global economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and to serve as a forum for Member States to raise awareness about… Continue reading India joins as a founding member at the UN’s ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’

UN agencies commemorate 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication with a stamp

News:The World Health Organisation(WHO) and the UN’’s postal agency have released a commemorative postage stamp on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. Facts: Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by the variola virus, a member of the orthopoxvirus family.  The last known natural case was in Somalia in 1977.It was declared eradicated… Continue reading UN agencies commemorate 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication with a stamp

UN to draft new international treaty on cyber crime

News:The United Nations has approved a new resolution in order to draft an international treaty to combat cyber crime. Facts: About the international treaty: The UN General Assembly has established an expert committee.The committee was made after Russia had drafted a resolution which was approved by 193 member countries. The committee will elaborate a comprehensive… Continue reading UN to draft new international treaty on cyber crime

UNSC non-permanent seat: India’s candidature receives unanimous endorsement by Asia-Pacific group

The 55 countries of the Asia-Pacific group at the United Nations has unanimously endorsed India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for a two-year term in 2021-2022. The development is particularly significant given that Pakistan and China both countries with which India has had diplomatic challenges at the UN has supported the… Continue reading UNSC non-permanent seat: India’s candidature receives unanimous endorsement by Asia-Pacific group

UN to hold 2020 ocean conference in Lisbon

United Nations General Assembly has decided to hold its 2020 high-level conference during early June in Lisbon,Portugal. The theme of this high-level 2020 United Nations Conference is “scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions. The objective of this conference is to support the… Continue reading UN to hold 2020 ocean conference in Lisbon

UN owes India $38 million for peacekeeping

UN Secretary General has said that United Nations(UN) owes India $38 million for peacekeeping operations as of March 2019.It is the highest UN has to pay to any country for the peacekeeping operations. The UN chief has also said that the troop and police-contributing countries will or will not be paid depends on the financial… Continue reading UN owes India $38 million for peacekeeping