UN members adopt Global Compact on Refugees

U.N. members adopt Global Compact on Refugees An overwhelming majority of the U.N. member states voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees, affirming international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development. “After two years of extensive consultations led by the UNHCR (the United Nations High Read More …

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

About: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. Made up of 53 Member States and 9 Associate Members, with a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west to the Read More …

Global Partnership for Education

The Global Partnership for Education is the only global fund solely dedicated to education in developing countries. Established in 2002, GPE is a multi-stakeholder partnership and funding platform that aims to strengthen education systems in developing countries in order to dramatically increase the number of children who are in school Read More …

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

It came in force on May 20, 2002, and has 96 contracting parties as its members. WPPT deals with rights of two kinds of beneficiaries, particularly in the digital environment –  (i) Performers (actors, singers, musicians etc.)  (ii) Producers of Phonograms (Sound recordings). The treaty empowers right owners in their Read More …

WIPO Copyright Treaty

The treaty came in force on March 6, 2002, and has been adopted by 96 contracting parties till date. It is a special agreement under Berne Convention (for protection of literary and artistic works). It has provisions to extend the protection of copyrights contained therein to the digital environment. Further, Read More …

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

UNMOGIP, one of the oldest UN mission, was deployed in January 1949 to supervise the ceasefire between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The tasks of UNMOGIP have been to observe, to the extent possible, developments pertaining to the strict observance of the ceasefire of 17 Read More …

International Fund for Agricultural Development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The conference was organized by the United Nations in response to the food crises of the early 1970s, when global food shortages were causing Read More …

Convention on Supplementary Compensation

India ratified the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), an important multilateral treaty relating to liability and compensation for damage caused by a nuclear incident.The CSC was adopted on 12 September 1997, together with the Protocol to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, and Read More …

Helsinki Rules of 1966

The Helsinki Rules on the Uses of the Waters of International Rivers is an international guideline regulating how rivers and their connected groundwaters that cross national boundaries may be used It was adopted by the International Law Association (ILA) in Helsinki, Finland in August 1966 It led to the creation of Read More …

International Food & Beverage Alliance

The International Food & Beverage Alliance brings together leading food and non-alcoholic beverage companies around a common goal of helping consumers around the world to achieve balanced diets and healthy lifestyles. Formed in 2008 when CEOs of the world’s leading food and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers voluntarily committed to support the Read More …