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Reforms in United Nations

Reforms in United Nations At the Moscow Conference on International Security-2022's plenary session recently, the defence minister pushed for UN reforms. About General Assembly and United Nations Security Council General Assembly                     In addition to the Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, International Court of Justice, and UN

Group of Four (G4) on UNSC Reform

Group of Four (G4) on UNSC Reform Under the auspices of The Group of Four (G4), the External Affairs Minister of India met with his counterparts from Brazil, Germany, and Japan. Details about the news G4 discussed concerns pertaining to the UN Security Council reform during a meeting that took place alongside the 77th session of the UNGA (UNSC). The UNSC reform and G4 members' permanent participation in the body are the group's main areas of interest. Who are the G

About UN Peacekeeping Forces

About UN Peacekeeping Forces The number of UN Peacekeeping Forces (UNPKF) fatalities from direct attacks is rising, according to the UN Undersecretary General. Strong recommendations for improved education, tools, and technology were made. UN Peacekeeping Forces: What are they? The UN Peacekeeping Forces were founded in 1948 when the UN Security Council approved the sending of military observers to the Middle East. Nations are helped by UN peacekeeping personnel as they

UN’s 77th Anniversary

UN’s 77th Anniversary The world recently celebrated the 77th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) on October 24, 2022. About United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation that was established in 1945. It currently has 193 member countries. Its mission and work are guided by the goals and principles outlined in its founding Charter, which are carried out by its various organs and specialised agencies. Maintaining international peace and securi

Indian Women Peacekeeping Forces

Indian Women Peacekeeping Forces As a member of the Indian Battalion in the United Nations Interim Security Force, India sent a battalion of female soldiers to Abyei, which is located on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. UN peacekeeping: What is it? When the UN Security Council approved the dispatch of UN military observers to the Middle East in 1948, UN peacekeeping officially got underway. UN peacekeeping aids nations in negotiating the perilous transition from war t

United Nations Security Council Membership

United Nations Security Council Membership The UN Security Council is paralyzed, does not reflect contemporary circumstances, and is unable to carry out its fundamental duty of sustaining global peace and security, according to UNGA President Csaba Korosi. Russia, a permanent member of the UN with a veto, attacked Ukraine. Russia has exercised its veto over UNSC resolutions pertaining to Ukraine and voted against a UNGA resolution urging nations not to recognize the four regions of

Nuclear Power Plant

Nuclear Power Plant The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency went to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. About The Largest Nuclear power Plant in Europe is located in Zaporizhzhia, a significant town in Southeast Ukraine. The distance between it and the nuclear plant is around 40 kilometers. Six reactors make up the nuclear power station in Zaporizhzhia, which generates a total of 5,700 MW of electricity. 15 reactors are housed within the four nuclear power plants

Article 99 of the UN Charter

Amid Israel’s ongoing military attacks on the Gaza Strip, United Nations (UN) has invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter in a bid to establish a ceasefire. It has been invoked for the 1st time in decades as Israel attacks Gaza. Article 99 - “The Secretary-General may bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security.” It is seen as a disc

UNITAMS

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has voted to end its political mission dedicated to ending the civil war in Sudan. The liquidation of UNITAMS will begin on March 1, 2024. The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) was established in June 2020. The mission’s mandate was extended in 2021 and 2022. UNITAMS supports the promotion and protection of human rights.

Veto power in UNSC

The US vetoed a resolution of the UN Security Council (UNSC) that called for a Gaza ceasefire. All member countries of the UN are part of the General Assembly (UNGA) which can pass resolutions on relevant matters. Only a simple majority (of more than half the members) is required to pass its resolutions. UN Security Council (UNSC) - It consists 15 members. United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China are the permanent members of UNSC and called as P5 countries

Global Study on Homicide Report 2023

Recently, the 4th edition of Global Study on Homicide Report was released. Published by – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Objective - To reveal into the facts behind the violence, to try and identify notable trends and to inform policies and solutions. Data source - Updated UNODC homicide statistics dataset. UN Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) is conducted annually to collect data from UN me

Global Study on Homicide Report 2023

Recently, the 4th edition of Global Study on Homicide Report was released. Published by – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Objective - To reveal into the facts behind the violence, to try and identify notable trends and to inform policies and solutions. Data source - Updated UNODC homicide statistics dataset. UN Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) is conducted annually to collect data fro

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It also has a mandate to help stateless people. It is headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland.

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