Foreign Policy Watch: India-United States

In news: Commission of Global Notables


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Commission of Global Notables

Mains level : NA

Mexican President has proposed the setting up of a commission called ‘Commission of Global Notables’ comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Commission of Global Notables

  • Apart from Mr. Modi, the proposed “commission of global notables” includes Pope Francis and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
  • This is yet a proposal in writing presented to the UN
  • It is understood that the list will find mention during the annual session of the UN General Assembly that will convene in September.
  • PM Modi and other leaders of the Member States are expected to participate in the session when the global body will discuss the crises in Ukraine, Gaza Strip and the regional tension over Taiwan.

Significance for India

  • This shows significance of India under the present regime under PM Modi. We have to admit that India’s soft power is ever increasing.
  • PM Modi has also received high honours from the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bhutan and several other countries since since the beginning of his first stint in May 2014.
  • That apart, he has also received awards from international non-government organisations.


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