WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR – 12 JUNE

This year, a Week of Action will be launched from 10-17 June, starting with the release of the global estimates and trends on child labour (2016-2020), partnering with Alliance 8.7. The report will include an assessment of “how the pace of progress towards ending child labour is likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented economic crisis that has accompanied it” concluding with the stakeholders announcing their 2021 Action Pledges. 

Food Safety is Everyone’s Business

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other relevant organizations. This international day is an opportunity to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe, mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally.

Explained: The BCI Rules, 2020

Under the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP), the National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC) to regulate the entire higher education sector including teachers’ education. The NEP 2020 excludes medical and legal education from the purview of NHERC. Thus, medical council to be regulated by the Medical Council of India and the legal education will beContinue reading “Explained: The BCI Rules, 2020”

India and Pakistan Exchanged List of Nuclear Installations

The two nuclear powers in South Asia- India and Pakistan- shared the information regarding the nuclear installations and facilities an their respective countries. The exchange held through a diplomatic channel. India and Pakistan exchange such information under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between India and Pakistan. The Agreement,Continue reading “India and Pakistan Exchanged List of Nuclear Installations”

WTO Members Agreed to Continue Discussion on IP Waiver in Response to COVID-19

The WTO members on 10 December agreed to continue discussion on the proposal initiated by India and South Africa at the meeting of the Council on TRIPS. The proposal was made for a temporary waiver of certain TRIPS obligations in response to COVID-19. The proposal was later on co-sponsored by delegations of Kenya, Eswatini, Pakistan,Continue reading “WTO Members Agreed to Continue Discussion on IP Waiver in Response to COVID-19”

United Nations General Assembly and Security Council Elect Five Members of International Court of Justice

The General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations on 12 November (2020) elected five Members of the International Court of Justice for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2021. Judges Xue Hanqin (China), Peter Tomka (Slovakia), Julia Sebutinde (Uganda) and Yuji Iwasawa (Japan) were re-elected as MembersContinue reading “United Nations General Assembly and Security Council Elect Five Members of International Court of Justice”

New President and Vice-President Elected at The International Tribunal for the Law of Sea

Judge Hoffmann (South Africa) was elected by the members of the ITLOS as President and Judge Heidar (Iceland) as Vice-President on 2 October 2020, for the period 2020–2023. The election took place during the fiftieth administrative session of the Tribunal, which is taking place in a hybrid format, with fifteen judges present in the courtroomContinue reading “New President and Vice-President Elected at The International Tribunal for the Law of Sea”

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to Come into Force on 22 January 2021

With the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification or accession on 24 October 2020, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in New York on 7 July 2017, shall enter into force on 22 January 2021, in accordance with its article 15, paragraph which says that the treaty shall enter into force 90Continue reading “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to Come into Force on 22 January 2021”

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