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India and the UN: A History

India pledges US$ 1 billion for Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction

India pledged US$ 1 billion, equivalent to Rupees 10,000 crore in assistance to quake-ravaged Nepal for its massive reconstruction programme. The International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction was organised by the Nepal... Read more
Mar
2015

India signs historic Paris climate agreement along with 194 nations

India, along with 194 other countries, signs the Paris Agreement aimed at slowing the process of global warming by limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016. The treaty was r... Read more
Jan
2015

India adopts 17 Sustainable Development Goals to ‘Leave No One Behind’

At a historic UN summit, world leaders adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which came into force on 1 January 2016. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mo... Read more
Jan
2015

UN observes first International Day of Yoga globally

21 June is declared as the annual International Day of Yoga, aiming to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. The draft resolution for adopting the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India a... Read more
Jun
2014

India declared a polio-free country

The number of polio cases in India fell from 559 in 2008 to 0 in 2012. The Government, in partnership with UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International and the Cen... Read more
Mar
2014

India launches National Adolescent Health Programme with support from UNFPA

The Government of India launched its National Adolescent Health Strategy to provide health, information and services to meet the diverse needs of adolescents in India. It is the first step towards addressing adolescent health... Read more
Jan
2014

UNESCO MGIEP is established to focus on education for peace

The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), a Category I UNESCO institute, is established in India. MGIEP’s mandate is to transform education policies and practices by developing... Read more
Jan
2012

South and South-West Asia office of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) establishes in India

The South and South-West Asia office of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is established in India. ESCAP addresses the development needs and priorities of the region through its convening aut... Read more
Jan
2011
Jan
2011

UN Women is established to focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) is established. In India, UN-Women strengthens women’s rights through collaborations with governments, local authorities, and civil socie... Read more
Jan
2010