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United Nations General Assembly

United Nations General Assembly:

The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), praised India for its contributions to the global body.

  • He described India as a “source of pride” not only for South Asia but for all peace-loving democracies.
  • India was 1st country to raise Apartheid issue at UN.
  • More than 2 lakh troops to 49 UN peacekeeping missions.
  • India (in 2007) was the 1st country to deploy all women contingent to UN mission in Liberia.
  • He acknowledged the crucial role India played during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • India not only recovered from the disease itself but even assisted several other countries and acted as a “pharmacy of the world”.
  • UNCTAD: India was instrumental in setting up of UNCTAD (1964)
  • India drafted Comprehensive Convention on international Terrorism.
  • India is collaborating with G4 and L69 countries on reform and expansion of UN security council.

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA):

  • The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN.
  • The President of the General Assembly is elected each year by assembly to serve a one-year term of office.