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Quiz on SDG 16- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Take this quiz to understand more about SDG 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions.
There are three basic principles that continue to set UN peacekeeping operations apart as a tool for maintaining international peace and security. Which of these is NOT one of them?
Use of force at all times
The UN peacekeeping operations may use force at the tactical level, with the authorization of the Security Council, only if acting in self-defence and defence of the mandate.
Who among the following was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021? (Hint: Joint awardee)
Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 together with Dmitry Muratov “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”, in the Philippines and Russia respectively.
When is the International Day of Peace celebrated every year?
The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. November 16 is observed as the International Day of Tolerance while December 10 is observed as the Human Rights Day.
How many peacekeeping operations are there at present?
There are currently 12 peacekeeping operations led by the Department of Peace Operations, in countries/areas such as Mali (MINUSMA), Kosovo (UNMIK) and South Sudan (UNMISS).
Which UN body has the primary responsibility for international peace and security?
The International Court of Justice
The Security Council
The Security Council of the United Nations has the primary responsibility for international peace and security, in terms of Chapter VII (Articles 39 to 51) of the UN Charter.
When is the International Day of Non-Violence celebrated every year?
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.
According to General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271 of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to "disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness". The resolution reaffirms "the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence" and the desire "to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence".