UNO - Current Affairs for July, 2016

UNO Current Affairs for July, 2016

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▼ UN Board of Auditors holds meeting in NY   [07-29-16]

Shri Shashi Kant Sharma, CAG India is currently attending the 70th regular session of the UN Board of Auditors at the New York Headquarters.

  • Along with Auditor Generals of Tanzania and the UK, Sharma signed 11 UN Audit reports approved by the Board.
  • The reports will be presented to UNGA and UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, etc.

▼ Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping commenced first UN Peacekeeping Course for African Partners   [07-26-16]

Centre for United Peacekeeping in India (CUNPK) commenced the first United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners.

  • The course commenced for three weeks from July 25 in new Delhi.
  • It is being conducted jointly with the US.
  • Indian Army has acquired decades of experience through participation in UN Peace Keeping Operations.

▼ UN places 5 Libyan World Heritage Sites in danger list   [07-15-16]

UN’s cultural agency on 14th July 2016 added the five World Heritage sites to the danger list indicating armed militias pose grave danger to archaeological treasures.

  • Sites named by UNESCO include the Old City of Ghadames referred to as the pearl of the desert and Hellenic archaeological site Cyrene.
  • Rock art sites of Tadrart Acacus on the border with Algeria also features thousands of cave paintings dating back to 12000 BC to 100 AD.
  • The other two are the coastal archaeological sites of Leptis Magna and Sabbratha.
  • Since the 2011 led NATO military inflation, Libya has been in grips of conflict killing thousands of militia.

▼ Costa Rica nominated former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres to be next UNSC secretary general   [07-12-16]

Costa Rica nominated former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres to be the next UN Secretary General.

  • This makes her the 12th candidate to enter the race ahead of the first Security Council secret ballot
  • UN and the world need a Secretary General who is a bridge builder and Figueres figures in the list