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World Health Organization has released Global Tobacco use trends

World Health Organization has released Global Tobacco use trends 2000-2025 third edition report which mentions that the number of tobacco users has declined by 60 million between 2000 and 2018.
• Globally, there were 1.397 billion users in 2000 which has been reduced to 1.337 billion in 2018.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: International News

Important Points: World Health Organization, Global Tobacco, South East Asia, Western Pacific Region

First-ever Global Refugee Forum has been organized in Geneva

First-ever Global Refugee Forum has been organized in Geneva, Switzerland by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
• The forum focuses on 6 areas: Education, Solutions, Energy & Infrastructure, Protection Capacity, Jobs & Livelihoods and Arrangements for burden and responsibility-sharing.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: International News

Important Points: Global Refugee Forum, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Global Compact on Refugees, New York Declaration, High Commissioner for Refugees, Refugee Convention

Human Development Report (Index) 2019 has been released by the UN Development Program

Human Development Report (Index) 2019 has been released by UN Development Program.
• Title of the Report: Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st century.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: International News

Important Points: Human Development Report, UN Development Program, East Asia, orthe maximum, Inequality adjusted Human Development Index, Mahbub ul Haq, composite statistic