United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed Indian sociologist Saraswathi Menon in a peace building panel of seven members. Ms. Menon has a doctorate in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She was a lecturer at Madras University.
Saraswathi Menon has been the Director of,
- Policy Division of UN-Women.
- UN Development Program’s Evaluation Office.
The Panel will undertake country studies in Burundi, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste and will conduct a policy and institutional review of the peace-building architecture.
Knowledge is Wealth
- In United Nations, there are 193 member states and 2 observer states.
- The UN was established in 1945 and it’s HQ is New York.
- The Principal organs of the United Nations are,
- UN General Assembly
- UN Secretariat
- International Court of Justice
- UN Security Council
- UN Economic and Social Council
- UN Trusteeship Council
- Ban-Ki-Moon is the Ninth Secretary General of UN.