New York: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution – piloted by India, to establish a new Memorial Wall for fallen Peacekeepers.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ruchira Kamboj introduced the draft resolution titled ‘Memorial wall for fallen United Nations peacekeepers’ on Wednesday in the UNGA and it was adopted by consensus. Around 177 Indian peacekeepers have died while on duty, the highest number by far from any troop-contributing country.
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in a tweet said, “India piloted the adoption of a resolution in the UN General Assembly to establish a Memorial Wall for fallen Peacekeepers. The resolution received a record 190 co-sponsorships, a testimony to faith in India’s contributions and intent.”