UNO - Current Affairs for October, 2016
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▼ Amandeep Singh Gill : Indian ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament [10-19-16]
- Gill is an IFS officer of 1992 batch
- Gill’s diplomatic career includes assignments in Sri Lanka, Iran, Switzerland and Permanent Mission of India to the UN
- His professional areas of interest focus on international relations, disarmament, regional security in South and Southeast as well as Southwest Asia and human security issues
- In 2007-2008, he represented India on the UN Secretary General’s Panel on Missiles
- He was also a member of the Indian delegation to the Conference on Disarmament during the negotiations of the CTBT
- Before joining the Indian Foreign Services, Gill has also worked as a telecom engineer.
▼ Israel breaks ties with UNESCO [10-17-16]
Israel in Oct 2016 suspended cooperation with UN cultural agency UNESCO, accusing it of denying Judaism’s connections to the region and religion’s holiest sites
- The Israel National Commission of UNESCO has suspended all professional activities with international organisations
- This comes after the UNESCO approved a draft resolution using only the Islamic name for a hilltop complex, the holiest site in Judaism
- Draft was passed by 24 in favour, 6 against and 26 abstentions
- Hilltop complex is called Temple Mount in Jewish and Haram al-Sharif in Islam
- Resolution sponsored by several Arab countries refers to occupied Palestine and safeguard Palestinian cultural heritage and the distinctive character of east Jerusalem.
- East Jerusalem, with sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, was captured by Israel during the 1967 Mideast war.