#United Nations

9 March
UN envoy of the US Linda Thomas-Greenfield.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Thomas-Greenfield was speaking at an informal UN Security Council meeting
  • "We all believe and understand that when women do better, countries do better," Greenfield said
  • US will join the UN Group of Friends for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

1 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Butterfly is the symbol for Zero Discrimination Day. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @Naveen_Odisha)

  • Zero Discrimination Day is observed every year on March 1
  • It is celebrated to promote equality before the law and in practice by the UN countries
  • The day highlights the need to take action against social inequality

1 March.Al-Hol, Syria
"In the northeast of Syria, there are more than 22,000 foreign children," UNICEF reigional director. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • UNICEF made its plea a day after three children died in a fire at the overcrowded camp of Al-Hol
  • Kurds hold families of alleged jihadist in camps in northeast Syria
  • The children hail from Syria, neighbouring Iraq and dozens of other foreign countries

28 Feburary.Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Over 1,000 individuals have been arbitrarily arrested and detained in the last month in Myanmar. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The United Nations rights office condemned the violence in Myanmar
  • It called on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protesters
  • It said police have detained at least 85 medical professionals and students 

26 Feburary.Geneva, Switzerland
UN chief Antonio Guterres expressed hope over India Pakistan ceasefire agreement. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI-File)

  • The UN chief hopes that this "positive step” will provide an opportunity for “further dialogue”
  • “…The Secretary-General is encouraged by the joint statement" issued by India and Pakistan, UN chief spokesman said
  • India and Pakistan military on Thursday have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire along LoC

26 Feburary.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Both Dubai and UAE have previously said that princess Latifa is in the loving care of her family. (Photo Credit: Screengrab))

  • Princess Shamsa was kidnapped in 2000 from Britain
  • The UK Foreign Office has declined to comment 
  • Princess Latifa herself has been kept hostage after she tried to run away

25 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) works towards improving maternal and reproductive health. (Photo Credits: Twitter/@NataSupernova)

  • Vodianova and UNFPA will work together to empower women and girls against prejudices around their bodies
  • Other UNFPA goodwill ambassadors are Ashley Judd and Danish princess Mary Donaldson
  • 'Societies prosper when girls are confident, empowered', says the supermodel

22 Feburary.New York, NY, USA
The UN chief warned pandemic related restrictions are being used to subvert electoral processes in some nations.(Photo Credit: Twitter/@antonioguterres)

  • Antonio Guterres was speaking at the opening of UN Human Rights Council's main annual session
  • He said governments in many nations were using COVID-19 restrictions to weaken their Opposition
  • Guterres said there is a need for more action globally against systemic racism

22 Feburary.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Rafael Grossi was addressing a news conference after returning from Tehran. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@rafaelmgrossi)

  • Rafael Grossi said IAEA will continue "necessary" verification and monitoring activities in Iran
  • But after Tehran slashes cooperation, there will be less access and no more snap inspections
  • "What we agreed is something that is viable, it’s useful to bridge the gap," Grossi said

21 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu virtually releases the book titled 'Parliamentary Messenger in Rajasthan'. (PTI Photo)

  • International Mother Language Day is observed on February 21 every year
  • It was first announced by UNESCO in 1999
  • In a letter to members of Parliament, Venkaiah Naidu said the mother tongue is the 'soul of life'