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India and the UN: A History

FAO begins operations in India

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) begins operations in India. FAO’s work covers technical inputs and support for policy development in food production, access to food, nutrition and livelihoods, rural development ... Read more
Jan
1948

UN begins providing technical assistance and support on health issues

The World Health Organization South-East Asia Regional Office opens in India. The regional office provides technical assistance and support on health issues to countries in the region. A WHO country office was established. Th... Read more
Jan
1948

UNESCO establishes presence in India

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) begins operations in India. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and i... Read more
Jan
1948

UN Information Centre opens up in India.

The office of the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan opens in New Delhi. Representing the UN Secretariat, UNIC serves as the information hub for the UN system, building awareness of the United Nations and ... Read more
Jan
1947

International Labour Organization (ILO) becomes the first independent specialized agency of the UN

The International Labour Organization (ILO), which had a presence in India since 1928, becomes the first independent specialised agency of the UN. ILO is the United Nations agency for the world of work. It sets international ... Read more
Jan
1946

India signs the United Nations Charter

India signs the United Nations Charter on 26 June along with 49 other countries in San Francisco, United States. The Charter sets out, among other things, the ‘Purposes of the United Nations’, which include, among other t... Read more
Jun
1945