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Talking peace: The Hindu Editorial on Ukraine and the Switzerland organised peace conference  

Two years after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Switzerland has stepped in to organise a peace conference, making a special effort to broaden global consensus on the war by enlisting those who have not joined the western coalition thus far. As a close partner of Russia, a member of the BRICS and SCO groupings, a leader in the Global South, and an aspirant to world leadership, India is, no doubt, at the top of the list. And the Swiss Foreign Secretary Alexandre Fasel’s visit to Delhi this week, following closely those of two Swiss Ministers, and the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba over the past few months, is evidence that the invitation to India at the head of state/head of government level is a priority. Of the 160 or so countries that invitations for the conference have gone to...
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International Day of Families 2024: How to create strong bonds with your family – Times of India

The family we are born into plays a huge role in shaping us into who we are-- they are a part of our identity, and a source of our strength and our weakness. So to honour and celebrate the huge contributions one's family plays in shaping them who they grow up to be, every year the International Day of Families is celebrated on the May 15th. "The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993...and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families," reads a statement on Wikipedia.This year, marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Families. The theme for International Day of Families 2024 is 'Families and Climate Change'. It "aims to raise awareness of how climate change impacts families and the role families can play in climate action. Through...
India backs Palestine for UN membership, Israel envoy’s fiery speech ends with shredding of UN charter

India backs Palestine for UN membership, Israel envoy’s fiery speech ends with shredding of UN charter

New Delhi: India joined 143 countries that overwhelmingly backed a bid granting Palestine full membership to the United Nations (UN) — an upgrade from its previous observer status. After the vote Friday, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN gave a fiery speech at the UN headquarters in New York in which he hit out at member states’ support for a “Palestinian terror state,” before shredding a copy of the UN Charter. Friday’s vote in the UN General Assembly was significant as it came days after Israel bombed and seized Rafah — the only city that offers a land route for humanitarian aid going in and out of Gaza. Show Full Article The draft resolution, put forth by the UAE, was supported by 143 of the 193 member states while nine countries, in...