Sustainable Development Goals
The first installment of ‘I am 70’ features Mr. Tom Hoffman, a Holocaust survivor who speaks emotionally about how the war shaped his life and how the ideals of the United Nations serves as his inspiration.
The second installment of ‘I am 70’ features Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations who speaks about growing up in war-torn Korea, his role as Secretary-General, and his hope for the future.
The third installment of ‘I am 70’ features Dr. Usha Rai, a doctor in India who speaks about the importance of educating girls, the need for woman working in the field of health, and the role that UN can play in both.
India is a founding member of the United Nations. On June 26, 1945, India was among 50 countries to sign the UN charter. India joined the United Nations after ratifying the UN Charter on October 30, 1945.
Mahatma Gandhi has had a lasting influence on the United Nations. His ideals of non-violence deeply influenced the United Nations at the time of its inception. In 2007, the United Nations declared 2nd October, Mahatma’s Gandhi’s birthday, as the International day of non-violence.
Over seven decades, India has strongly supported the advancement of human rights at the UN.
India has participated in UN peacekeeping missions since its inception. India has contributed more peacekeepers to UN missions than any other country, and is also proud to have contributed the world’s first female peacekeeping force that served towards bringing peace in Liberia in 2007.