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India and the UN: A History

India, together with China, Russia and Brazil, form the ‘BRIC’

When the global economic crisis struck in 2007-2008, existing global institutions failed to resolve it. The newly emerging economies of the world – China, India and Russia – established a trilateral cooperation me... Read more
Mar
2009

Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary declared as the International Day of Non-Violence

UN General Assembly declares 2 October, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, as the International Day of Non-Violence. India initiated the General Assembly resolution of 15 June, 2007, which established the commemoration of ... Read more
Oct
2007

India sends first all-woman peace keeping force to Liberia

India sends first-ever all-women contingent to peacekeeping mission in Liberia. From 2007 to 2016, nine rotations of all-female police units from India were deployed in Liberia. Their primary responsibilities have been to pro... Read more
Apr
2007

India signs and ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

India signs and ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention requires States Parties to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and en... Read more
Mar
2007
Mar
2007
Feb
2003
Sep
2002

International Organization for Migration (IOM) begins operations in India

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) began operations in India following the Gujarat earthquake of January 2001. However, India’s association with IOM dates back to the 1990s, when Indian citizens were among t... Read more
Jan
2001

India signs the Millennium Declaration to adopt the Millennium Development Goals

India signed the Millennium Declaration that led to the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight Goals agreed to by all UN Member States, to be achieved by the year 2015. India made significant prog... Read more
Jan
2000

UNAIDS is launched in response to global fight against HIV/AIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is launched in India. UNAIDS brings together the efforts and resources of several UN organisations in the global response to HIV/AIDS. It works to prevent new HIV infect... Read more
Jan
1999