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UK Must Return Diego Garcia to Mauritius: ICJ

The International Court of Justice has ruled the UK must return the territory – hosting major US military base - to Mauritius and complete the decolonisation.

In a non-binding judgement, the International Court of Justice has advised that the UK must return Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius The International Court of Justice (ICJ), seated at the Peace Palace in The Hague, has observed that the United Kingdom must end their administration of the Chagos Archipelago at the earliest. In non-binding ruling, ICJ said, "The United Kingdom is under

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,

Modi Cabinet Targets 192 Nations of the UN

On June 1, Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, set a new record by becoming the first Indian minister ever to visit the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu. The island with a population of 11, 200 people, is the 189th country to be visited by a minister of the NDA government under their Brihad Sampark Yojana. The Yojana

SCO Celebrates Yoga Day for the First Time

Since the UNO declared 21st of June as the International Day of Yoga in 2014, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) headquarters celebrated Yoga Day for the first time on the 16th of June, marking the beginning of this year's International Yoga Day celebrations in China. China has a huge Yoga following and celebrates the day every year with massive gatherings. This

Libyan Rivals to Stage Meeting in Paris


Libyan rivals are scheduled to meet on Tuesday in Paris to discuss on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year. U.N. Special Representative Ghassan Salame has been leading the latest push to unify and stabilise Libya, seven years after the uprising that toppled and then killed Muammar Gaddafi. The meeting comes

Why World Press Freedom Needs to be Talked About

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“On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press is standing up for our right to truth.” - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General When Guillermo Cano Isaza was assassinated in front of his workplace El Espectador in Bogota, Columbia, on 17 December 1986, it marked world history red with

International Solar Alliance Summit: Modi and Macron Kick-start Mission ‘Clean-energy’


New Delhi: The founding ceremony of the International Solar Alliance was held in New Delhi on March 11. It was followed by the first summit of the Alliance. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then French President Francois Hollande at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris on November 30, 2015. The idea behind

India Votes Against US Decision on Jerusalem at United Nations


New Delhi: India on Thursday voted in favor of the UN resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite immense pressure from close allies, US and Israel. Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favour. A total of 128 countries backed the resolution, nine voted against and

Without Reforms, UN Security Council ‘Futile’: India to the UN


New Delhi: In the absence of long-due reform and expansion of its permanent and non-permanent members, the UN Security Council remains "dysfunctional" as it no longer reflects contemporary realities and confronts a crisis of "legitimacy and credibility", India has said. In his address to the plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on the question of equitable representation on and increase

Mogadishu Bombings: 276 Dead in Deadliest Attack in Decades


New Delhi: At least 276 people have now been confirmed killed in Saturday's double car bombing in Mogadishu. This attack is the deadliest incident in Somalia's modern history. Announcing the latest death toll on Monday, Somalia's Ministry of Information said 300 people remained in hospitals after the October 14 attack. The number of casualties may rise as rescuers continue to pull more

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