Ruchira Kamboj appointed Permanent Representative to UN
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Senior diplomat Ruchira Kamboj has been appointed as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
Ruchira Kamboj is a 1987 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
Presently, Ruchira Kamboj was serving as India's envoy to Bhutan.
Kamboj is the first woman ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan.
She will succeed TS Tirumurti as the Indian Ambassador to the United Nations.
Prior to this she has served as High Commissioner of India to South Africa and Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO.
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The winning countries of World War II together established the United Nations with the aim of interfering in international conflicts.
At present there are 193 nations in the United Nations, almost all the internationally recognized nations of the world are included in it.
The structure of this institution includes the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Secretariat and the International Court of Justice.
The newest member country is South Sudan which was made a member on 11 July 2011.
The United Nations has recognized six languages as "official languages" (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish), but only two of these are considered operating languages.
India was one of the first members of the United Nations to sign the United Nations Declaration on January 01, 1942 in Washington.
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