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Tanzanian Activist Wins 2018 UN Human Rights Prize

Tanzanian Activist Wins 2018 UN Human Rights Prize

Tanzanian girls’ rights activist, Rebeca Gyumi won the 2018 Human Rights Prize awarded by the United Nations. Over the years, the 31-year old activist has made remarkable efforts to better the condition of girls in Tanzania. Earlier this year, the United Nations announced the winners for its 2018 Human Rights Prize. Along with winners like the late Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir,

UN Summit: Climate Change Will Lead to Economic Crisis

Investors push governments to take strict measures to control global carbon emission levels at the UN Climate Change Conference, Poland.

The United Nations Climate Change Summit on Monday outlined the dire need for carbon control. Global investors at the summit warned against the biggest financial crisis in history that will result from continual avoidance of climatic adversities. The United Nations Climate summit on Monday held in Poland, witnessed global investors coming together to issue a serious warning against increased carbon

US President to Nominate State Department Spokeswoman as UN Ambassador

US President to Nominate Former Fox News Anchor, Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

The United States President Donald Trump is likely to nominate former Fox news anchor and current State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert for the position of Ambassador to the United Nations. According to reliable sources, the United States President, Donald Trump will be nominating the United States Department of State spokeswoman, Heather Nauert for succeeding United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. Senate

‘Jai’ Trilateral Meet Held between Japan-USA-India

In a first, Japan, USA and India have agreed to cooperate to make the Indo-Pacific a region of peace and prosperity. Tweeting and calling the meet “historic”, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met withUS President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a trilateral meet on the status of the Indo-Pacific region. All three powers, of which

PM Modi Presents Agenda Against Economic Fugitives at G-20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-20 Summit, Argentina

To deal with economic offenders, India has presented a comprehensive nine-point agenda to G20 member nations, among other things. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi presented a nine-point agenda to tackle the menace of economic offenders. It was presented during the second session of the G20 Summit on international trade, international financial and taxation systems. "Cooperation in legal processes such as

US objected at UN by Russia, China over blacklisting Russian-based North Korean banker and two other entities

The United States at UN Security Council proposed to add a Russia based North Korean banker in the blacklist, on Thursday. The blacklisted names involved the other two entities along with the Russian bank. As per the reports by Reuters, the proposal was laid to the 15 member UNSC North Korea sanctions committee, which operates by the consensus. On the ground of no

UN environment chief praised India’s efforts in Solar energy and plastic control

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Erik Solheim, has appreciated India for the first all-solar airport in the world and its efforts to meet energy requirements through solar. The Cochin International Airport in Kerala is the first ever fully solar powered airport. By September 2018, the solar capacity at CIAL is expected to be increased to 40 MWp from 30

US Pulls Out of UN’s Human Rights Council

The United States on Tuesday pulls out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley, Trump’s envoy to the UN, said the US had given the human rights body “opportunity after opportunity” to

World Environment Day: Why Plastic is the Real Enemy?

World Environment Day

World Environment Day embarks today with a note of seriousness as India hosts the day this year with the theme, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan correctly puts the message to Indian citizens saying that the day is “not a symbolic celebration” but a “mission” for change. Why we should actually fear Plastic! It’s easy

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