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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations, it sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration has been translated into more than 500 languages. What...

Charter of the United Nations


The founding document of the United Nations, the UN Charter, was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco. According to its Charter, the UN aims: to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better...

UNITED NATIONS: The Origin

Post Date: August 12, 2020

The idea of the United Nations was born during World War II (1939-1945). The name "United Nations" coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was first used in the Declaration by the United Nations of January 1, 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the...

Reaching out to the youth


At the official launch in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres addressed youth leaders from world over and explained that this initial high-profile UN75 dialogue will set the tone for these global conversations on how the Organization can work harder to create a better future for all.  “We want to change, we want to be better, we want to respond to your aspirations, to your concerns,” he...

United Nations to mark 75th anniversary amid pandemic with huge focus on global dialogue


COVID-19 is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. Our response will determine how fast the world recovers, whether the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are achieved, and how well we handle pressing challenges: from the climate crisis to pandemics, inequalities, new forms of violence, and rapid changes...

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s VP pick


Washington: Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday announced Senator Kamala Harris of California as his choice for vice president, his campaign told supporters in a text message. Indian American Harris, 55, becomes the first  black woman on a major presidential ticket in U.S. history. She was born to an Indian mother (Shyamala Gopalan, a...

Corona – An epidemic of vicious politics


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni Since the China virus (and I hesitate not one bit in calling it that!) entered our shores, President Trump himself and his administration have been relentlessly attacked for no other reason than that he alone by virtue of his office along with his team of public health advisors is authorized to deal...

Trump flip-flops on voting by mail, greenlights it for Florida


Washington: President Trump gave his supporters political whiplash Tuesday when he flip-flopped on voting by mail. After weeks of trashing absentee voting -- and claiming there is a difference between that and mail-in voting-- Trump praised Florida’s mail voting system as “Tried and True.” “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the...

Is it legal?: Pelosi, GOP Senator on Trump accepting nomination from White House


Washington: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed President Trump for suggesting that he would deliver his convention acceptance speech from the White House. "It won't happen, whether it's legally wrong or ethically out of the question, it shouldn't have been something that was expressed." Earlier on Wednesday, during an interview on "Fox & Friends," Trump confirmed that his re-election campaign was exploring...