UNITED NATIONS CHIEF CALLS OUT TO PROTECT HEALTH & RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for endeavours to ensure the wellbeing and privileges of ladies and young ladies. “Let us act to defend sexual and regenerative human services, ensure the wellbeing and privileges of ladies and young ladies, and end sex based viciousness. The (COVID-19) pandemic has made our employments a lot harder, yet we should win,” Guterres said on Saturday in his message for World Population Day, which falls on July 11 yearly, Xinhua news organisation announced.

The pandemic is developing existing imbalances and vulnerabilities, especially for ladies and young ladies, Guterres said. “With numerous nations on lockdown and wellbeing frameworks battling to adapt, sexual and conceptive wellbeing administrations are being sidelined and sex put together savagery is with respect to the ascent,” he cautioned. As indicated by the UN boss, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ventures that if lockdown estimates proceed for a half year with significant interruptions to wellbeing administrations, 47 million ladies in low-and centre pay nations will most likely be unable to get to current contraceptives.

“This would bring about 7 million unintended pregnancies,” he said. In addition, about 31 million extra instances of sexual orientation based brutality can likewise be normal, the secretary-general included. “Consistently, a large number of young ladies are exposed to rehearses that hurt them truly and inwardly, denying them of their entitlement to arrive at their maximum capacity,” he noted.

Guterres said referring to UNFPA’s’ State of World Population 2020 that in excess of 4 million young ladies will be exposed to female genital mutilation and 12 million compelled to wed for the current year. Total populace Day is a yearly occasion, saw on July 11 consistently, which looks to bring issues to light of worldwide populace issues. The occasion was set up by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989. It was enlivened by the open enthusiasm for Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the inexact date on which the total populace’ contacted 5 billion individuals. Total populace Day expects to expand individuals” mindfulness on different populace issues, for example, the significance of family arranging, sexual orientation equity, neediness, maternal wellbeing and human rights.

(BY- ADARSH KHUNTIA)

UNITED NATIONS HAVE MADE THEIR THIRD COMMUNICATION TO INDIA ON KASHMIR ISSUE

United Nations Special Rapporteurs have made public their third communication forwarded to India since the August 5, 2019 decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, expressing “grave concern over alleged excessive use of force, ill treatment during arrests and detentions”.

The first communication was forwarded to India by the UN on August 16, 2019 on “restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly”. The second was communicated on February 27 on alleged “mass crackdown targeting those expressing dissent against the decision taken” by the Central government.

The UN urged the Indian government “to conduct a prompt and impartial investigation, if it has not done so already, into the allegations of arbitrary killings, torture and ill-treatment and to prosecute suspected perpetrators under articles 6 and of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and articles 7 and 12 of the Committee Against Torture (CAT)”.