The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Having an explicit social developmental dimension, the Convention adopts a broad categorization of persons with disabilities and reaffirms that allContinue Reading

NAM emerged as a body which rose to prominence as one of conscience keepers in international politics despite criticisms from high quarters as ‘immoral’ or unethical or opportunist. In the post-cold war setting importantly it redeemed itself from the old task of maintaining neutrality and aimed at developing friendly relationsContinue Reading

Human rights are defined as rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, ethnic origin, colour, religion, language or any other status. We are all equally entitled to human rights without any discrimination. Human rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible to one’s social existence. UniversalContinue Reading

The Non-Aligned Movement is of the view that the United Nations is the central and indispensable forum for addressing issues relating to international cooperation, economic development and social progress, peace and security, human rights and the rule of law, based on dialogue, cooperation and consensus-building among States. In this context,Continue Reading

Non-Aligned Movement has stressed on the importance of disaster risk reduction as it has direct impacts on achieving sustainable development, especially in developing countries. As such, NAM has welcomed the adoption of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at theContinue Reading

Non-Aligned Movement has been advocating to end the nuclear arms race, as a cohesive voice it wants to eliminate the threat of a nuclear war altogether. In the past, one of the main focus areas of NAM was to sought national security of Member Nations through non- involvement in militaryContinue Reading

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United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is a seminal framework against corruption, which entered into force in 2005. It is a legally binding international anti-corruption document which requires signatory state parties to implement a number of public and private anti-corruption measures through their laws, institutions, and policies. The text ofContinue Reading

United Nations Declaration on the Rights to Indigenous people, adopted in the 107th Plenary Meeting on 13th September 2007, recognises the need to to respect and promote the inherent rights of indigenous peoples which derive from their political, economic and social structures and from their cultures, spiritual traditions, histories andContinue Reading

The youth of today face innumerable societal problems. The social issues facing today’s youth can have major effects on how these young people will in due course turn out as they reach adulthood. As youth and its experiences shape up the adult life which in turn will affect the nationContinue Reading