Future of United Nations: UN Reforms

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Multilateral Bodies/ United Nations Reforms   Source: TH  Context: The current global order, epitomized by the United Nations, is facing considerable challenges. António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, has recently expressed scepticism about the organization’s future, citing divisions among members that undermine its authority.   What is the United Nations (UN)? …

First UN guidance on Children’s Rights and Environment

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Social Justice   Source: DTE  Context:  The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has issued ground-breaking guidance (first of its kind), General Comment No. 26, recognizing children’s rights to a clean and sustainable environment, with a focus on climate change.   Impact of Climate Change on Children: …

Technology and Innovation Report 2023

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Awareness of Science and Technology   Source: UN News   Context: The Technology and Innovation Report 2023 was recently released by UNCTAD. It highlights the opportunities that green innovation – goods and services with smaller carbon footprints offer developing countries to spur economic growth and enhance technological capacities.   Key Highlights …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 22 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

UN peacekeepers:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: Canada and allies are planning to work togather to support among United Nations General Assembly members, including China, for a peacekeeping mission in Ukraine.   Need of the hour: Countries opposing Russia’s invasion should seek a recommendation from the …

UN peacekeepers:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.     Context: UN peacekeepers and troops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have increased patrols near the site of last week’s deadly raid on internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeast Ituri province.   What’s the issue? The UN …

The Conference on Disarmament

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The Conference on Disarmament (CD) is being held in Geneva. At the conference, India expressed deep concern over the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems that could endanger peace and security, saying the possibility of terrorists …

The Interconnected and Interdependent world calls for a rules-based multilateralism, with a stronger and more inclusive UN at its core. Discuss.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4. The Interconnected and Interdependent world calls for a rules-based multilateralism, with a stronger and more inclusive UN at its core. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: Recently, UN Secretary-General António Guterres released Our Common Agenda, which follows on the …

UN peacekeepers

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar has announced the rollout of a technological platform in partnership with the UN — ‘UNITE Aware’ — to help enhance the safety of UN peacekeepers. The platform has been used in four UN missions. This …