International Day of Women in Diplomacy - 24 June

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International-Day-of-Women-in-Diplomacy---24-JuneInternational Women's Day in Diplomacy (IDWID) is observed annually on 24 June.

An Overview of the News

  • It is a day to honor and recognize notable women in the field of diplomacy and decision-making globally.

  • Armenian Ambassador Diana Abgar is credited with being the first female diplomat of the 20th century.

  • Prominent women such as Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher and Sushma Swaraj have contributed significantly in representing their nations at the international level.

  • India's Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the United Nations in New York Ruchira Kamboj is carrying forward this legacy.

  • IDWID celebrates the history and importance of women in diplomacy.

Theme of 2023:

  • The International Day of Women in Diplomacy (IDWID) is the inaugural forum organized by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT).

  • The theme of this year's IDWID is "Breaking Barriers, Shaping the Future: Women in Diplomacy for Sustainable Development."

  • The theme emphasizes the importance of increasing the participation of women in decision-making and diplomatic roles.

  • The theme aims to draw attention to these issues and highlight their importance in shaping a sustainable future.

Background of the day:

  • The International Day of Women in Diplomacy (IDWID) was recently established during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which took place from September 14, 2021 to September 13, 2022.

  • A resolution was adopted during the UNGA on 20 June 2022 that recognized the importance of women's contribution to diplomacy and stressed the need for equal participation of women in decision-making, aligning with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • In line with the resolution, 24 June was officially designated as the International Day of Women in Diplomacy.

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