World Food Programme (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP) Context: • Twenty million people are at risk of starvation this year as delayed rains worsen an already brutal drought in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, the UN warned. About: • The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations’ food assistance […]

Convention Against Genocide

Convention Against Genocide Context: • The United States and Ukraine accuse Russia of genocide in Ukraine, but the ultimate war crime has a strict legal definition and has only been proven in court a few times since it was codified in humanitarian law after the […]

FATF

FATF Context: The global financial crime watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in its latest plenary meeting, decided to retain Pakistan on its terror financing ‘grey list’, asking the neighbouring country to expeditiously address the remaining deficiencies in its financial system.   About: An inter-governmental […]

NATO

NATO Expansionism Context: Understanding the history of NATO’s challenge to the security posture of Russia would help identify the roots of the ongoing conflict. It might also provide a clearer picture of what institutional arrangements and assurances the Kremlin could accept as sufficient to pull […]

IAEA

IAEA Context: Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today that Russian forces had taken control of the site of the country’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), but that the nuclear power plant continued to be operated by its regular staff and there had […]

UN Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council   Context:   India on Friday abstained on a vote at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as the Council decided to set up an international commission of enquiry into Russia’s actions in Ukraine. India was among 13 countries of […]

Quad

Quad Context: Prime Minister participated today at a virtual summit of Quad leaders, along with US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The meeting reviewed the progress on Quad initiatives since the September 2021 Quad Summit. The leaders […]

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)   Context:   India, once again, abstained as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted 141-5 (35 abstentions) to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling upon Moscow to unconditionally withdraw its troops. Voting on the resolution occurred after representatives of […]