Ajai Malhotra becomes first Indian chairperson at UNHRC advisory

Ajai Malhotra became the first Indian to be elected as the Chairperson of the United Nations Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council. He has been on the Indian team negotiating issues such as biological diversity, climate change, desertification, education, energy, forestry, health, human rights, human settlements, intellectual property, international law, labour, ozone depletion, sustainable development and trade.

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About the Ajai Malhotra:

Malhotra first joined the Indian Foreign Services in 1977. Malhotra has previously served as ambassador to Russia, Kuwait, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York and Romania.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Human Rights Council Founded: 15 March 2006.
  • Human Rights Council President: Nazhat Shameem.
  • Human Rights Council Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

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