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Showing posts from December 10, 2011


The world affairs we witness today are no doubt very complex. The problems the humankind
and the basic territorial units—which we may call states—face are diverse with issues like peace,
human rights, development, environment protection, trade, and so forth. States—whether big or
small—are unable to address these problems individually, without working with other states,
near and far, for negotiating, for narrowing differences and expanding areas of agreement. Since
the problems and the parties (states) involved are multiple, country-to-country contacts may not
always be sufficient. Forums engage governments in dialogue and negotiations on pressing or
long standing issues on a regular basis and have become beneficial features of the modern world
affairs. India has gained long and rich experience in tackling issues of concern to itself and also to
the international community in global forums like the United Nations and the Non-aligned
Movement and the regional level organis…