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.

  • About the United Nations 

  • The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 with the signing of the United Nations Charter by 50 countries.

  • 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.

  • Headquarters - New York, United States

  • Secretary General – Antonio Guterres

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