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Arindam Bagchi will be India's permanent representative in UN

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 08-01-2024
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External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi was appointed India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva on 16 October 2023.

  • Arindam Bagchi is a 1995 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). Bagchi took over as the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs in March 2021.

Arindam Bagchi appointed in place of Indra Mani Pandey:

  • Bagchi will replace Indra Mani Pandey in Geneva. Presently Arindam Bagchi is working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Bagchi has been appointed as the next Ambassador (Permanent Representative) of India to the United Nations and other international organizations.

Who is the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs?

  • In this context, it is understood that the names of about four senior diplomats, including Joint Secretary (G-20) Nagaraj Naidu Kakanur and Nandini Singla, High Commissioner of India in Mauritius, are being considered for the post of spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Career of Arindam Bagchi:

  • Arindam Bagchi handled many important issues and developments well, including the Eastern Ladakh border dispute, India's COVID-19, India's G20 presidency.
  • Some time ago, after being promoted to the post of Additional Secretary, he was to be appointed to the post of Ambassador, but he was asked to continue in the post till the holding of the G20 Summit.
  • Bagchi previously looked after economic and development issues at India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, and handled relations with the United Nations, the United States and Russia as Director in the Prime Minister's Office.
  • Bagchi has also served as Ambassador to Croatia and Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.

United Nations:

  • Established: 1945
  • Headquarters: Geneva
  • Number of member states: 193
  • Secretary-General: Antonio Guterres (appointed as the ninth United Nations Secretary-General for a second term from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2026.)
  • The functions of the United Nations include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, providing humanitarian assistance, promoting sustainable development and implementing international law.
  • The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its Charter and are implemented by the various organs and specialized agencies of the United Nations.

The main organs of the United Nations are:-

  • The United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Trustee Council, the International Court of Justice and the United Nations Secretariat.
  • All these six organs were established at the time of the establishment of the United Nations in the year 1945.


Arindam Bagchi

Indra Mani Pandey


Ninth United Nations Secretary General
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