INDIA’S ROLE IN UN India was one of the founding member of the United Nations by 1945, which is happened two years before India’s Independence. India actively participated in UN activities since then. India took a major role in drafting the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. India was the first chair of the Decolonization Committee.
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In addition to the six ‘principal organs’ outlined in the previous session, the UN system includes a number of other committees, funds, programmes and agencies. The work of some of these bodies is often featured in the news – the World Health Organization, UN Refugee Agency and World Food Programme, for example. Others are
Main Bodies The main UN bodies are established by the UN Charter. Underneath these bodies are many subsidiary organs. The General Assembly The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all member Countries, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as
Formation of United Nations The League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations was established in 1919 “to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security.” However, after failing to prevent the Second World War, the League of Nations was disbanded. During August to October 1944, representatives from China, the Soviet Union, the