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India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations appointed

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  • May 5, 2020
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India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations appointed

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations; International Groupings

In News:

  • India has appointed diplomat T S Tirumurti as its Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Important value additions:

The Permanent Mission 

  • It is the diplomatic mission that every member state appoints to the United Nations
  • It is headed by a Permanent Representative, who is also referred to as the “UN ambassador”.
  • It is also mentioned in the Article 1 (7) of the Vienna Convention.

United Nations

  • It is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations 
  • It is the largest and most powerful organization in the world. 
  • Headquarters: New York City; other main offices: Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.
  • Official languages: 
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • French
    • English
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • India was among the original members of the UN that signed the Declaration by United Nations at Washington, D.C. in 1944. 
  • It also participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco from 25 April to 26 June 1945. 

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