Ep. 103: The United Nations Explained
India was one of the founding members of the United Nations, but as a colony of the British Empire. Almost 75 years later, the UN has shaped international relations as we know it. The UN has played pivotal roles in completing decolonisation across the world, shaping the legal use of seas and oceans by all nations, and much more. Ameya Naik returns to The Pragati Podcast to talk about the United Nations and its role in global governance.
The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
Ameya Naik is a non-resident Associate Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. Ameya has been on The Pragati Podcast before, to talk about sovereignty in Episode 42, about nuclear agreements with Iran and North Korean in Episodes 51 and 52, and about the Syrian Civil War in Episode 62.
If you want to learn more about India's early engagement with the United Nations, you can try Manu Bhagavan's book The Peacemakers: India and the Quest for One World.