Tag: United Nations

  • Human Rights – UN Declaration & Indian Constitution

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    United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights All human beings are born free and equal in dignity. – Article 1 Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration without distinction of any kind such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, nation, property, birth or other status. – Article 2 […]

  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873. Established in 1950, WMO became the specialized agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences. It has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a member of the United Nations Development […]

  • International Relations

    International Relations

    International relations (IR) is the study of relationships among countries, the roles of sovereign states, inter-governmental organizations (IGO), international non-governmental organizations (INGO), non-governmental organizations (NGO), and multinational corporations (MNC). International relations is an academic and a public policy field, and so can be positive and normative, because it analyzes and formulates the foreign policy of a given State. International relations dates from the time of the Greek historian Thucydides, and, in the early 20th century, […]

  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

    WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nations. WIPO was created in 1967 “to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.” World Intellectual Property Organization currently has 187 member states, administers 26 international treaties, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The current Director-General of WIPO is Francis Gurry, who took office […]

  • United Nations Organisation (UNO)

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    The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was created following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states committed to maintain international peace and security, […]