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 […]

Outcomes of the MC12

Outcomes of the MC12 Context: There are significant gains for some and some are on the losing side in the recently concluded 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Background: From past two years India and South Africa are pushing for a […]

Sharing Power With the Next Generations

Sharing Power With the Next Generations For Mains: The rise of international organisations After the devastation brought about by the second world war, a slew of international organisations was created to ensure that another world war did not come about. These were led by the […]

WTO Ministerial Conference

WTO Ministerial Conference Context: The twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference is all set to begin from 12th June 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland after a gap of almost five years. What are the areas of focus? Fisheries subsidies negotiations, Agriculture issues including Public Stockholding for Food security, […]

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 […]