International Day of Women in Diplomacy: Here are top Indian women diplomats making their mark globally

Updated: Jun 24, 2022, 02:19 PM(IST)

June 24 marks the first International Day of Women in Diplomacy. The resolution to honour women’s achievement in diplomacy was announced by the United Nations General Assembly on June 20 and approved with historic support and excitement from 191 member states. 

Scroll to read why is it celebrated and also top Indian women diplomats:

(Credit: norwayinindia) Why is it celebrated?

The resolution’s main goal is to set aside a day to honour and commemorate the trailblazing work that women diplomats have accomplished so far.

On this day, nations celebrate their success and self-congratulate for hiring women than ever before into their diplomatic corps. 

Women are becoming more prevalent as ambassadors From 16 per cent in 2018 the number of women envoys around the world has risen to 22 per cent this year.

Following are the top 4 women diplomats.


(Image courtesy: RuchiraKamboj/ Twitter) Ruchira Kamboj

Ruchira Kamboj, a senior diplomat, was appointed India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations on Tuesday (June 21). She replaced T S Tirumurti.

Ruchira is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer from the 1987 batch and is the country’s first female envoy to Bhutan at the moment. 


Sneha Dubey

Sneha Dubey is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer from the 2012 batch and is India’s first secretary at the United Nations. She made headlines and earned a tonne of acclaim on social media for her response to the former prime minister Imran Khan on the Kashmir conflict.


Paulomi Tripathi

Paulomi Tripathi is an IFS officer from the batch of 2007 and a former counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN. 

She was praised for calling out fake news when former Pakistan Ambassador displayed a picture of a girl from Palestine and claimed that she was from Kashmir in order to portray that India is committing human rights violations.


Vidisha Maitra

Vidisha Maitra is an IFS officer from the batch of 2009 who helped India make substantial progress when selected for UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).

She played a key role in helping India become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in January 2021 for a two-year term. 


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