UN Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council Context: India recently abstained from voting on a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, while observing that Sri Lanka’s progress in implementing commitments on the 13th Amendment, meaningful devolution and early provincial elections remains “inadequate”. India’s Past Record: […]

UN High Seas Treaty

UN High Seas Treaty Context: A common UN treaty involving 168 countries for protecting the oceans has failed recently. In June, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had declared an “ocean emergency” at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, citing threats to the world’s oceans. About […]

Significance of G – 20

Significance of G – 20 Context: In about three months, India will assume for the first time the Group of 20 (G20) year-long presidency from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023, culminating with the G20 Summit in India in 2023. Significance: The significance of […]


UNMOGIP Context: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Rear Admiral Guillermo Pablo Rios of Argentina as the Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), the office of the UN Secretary-General has […]