India elected to the UN Human Rights Council

India and 14 other countries have been elected to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council based in Geneva.

India was not in competition for the seat since there were four countries and four seats for the Asia block. With 189 countries voting, Indonesia received 184 votes, Philippines 183, India 181 and Kuwait 166.

Other countries to be elected to the Council included Burkina Faso, Botswana, Congo, Benin, Czech Republic, Romania, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Italy and Austria.These countries will begin their term on June 19 for a three year term.


Pak Christians to lead rally in front of the UN assembly to offer memorial of Martyr Shabz Bhatti

New York: March 24, 2011. (PCP) The leaders of Pakistani Christians
Association in North America PCA have announced here today to rally and
offer Memorial Service of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for
Minorities, government of Pakistan, today in front of United
Nations Offices in New York.Bro. Shabaz Bhatti was killed by the Islamic terrorists for his stand against the scandalous blasphemy laws in Pakistan

PCA Chairman Mr. William Shahzad, President Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Secretary
General Babar Khokhar and Director James Gill appealed to Christians living
in Tri-State area to gather in front on UN Building at 12:00 Noon on March
24, 2011, to pay homage to Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti, who was gunned down in
Islamabad by Tehreek Talaban Punjab on March 2, 2011.


UN General Assembly declares June 23 as International Widows Day

United Nations, Dec 22

In order to address the plight of widows worldwide, the UN General Assembly has declared June 23 as International Widows Day.This rare designation of an international day of recognition by the UN follows independent verification of shocking levels of violence and deprivation faced by hundreds and millions of widows around the world.