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International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 2019; ICGS C-441 commissioned – Current Affairs

The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace was officially proclaimed to be observed ever year on 24 April by the UN General Assembly on December 12, 2018 through a resolution.

Apr 24, 2019 17:42 IST
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Story 1: International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 2019 observed

24 April: International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

The first ever official ‘International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace’ was observed by the United Nations (UN) on April 24, 2019.

The UN General Assembly convened a one-day high-level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the day.

When was the proclaimed and why?

The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace was officially proclaimed to be observed ever year on 24 April by the UN General Assembly on December 12, 2018 through resolution A/RES/73/127.

The Assembly proclaimed the day while considering that preserving the values of multilateralism and international cooperation is fundamental to promote and support the three pillars of the UN - Peace and Security, Development and Human Rights.

The Day is a reaffirmation of the UN Charter and its principles of resolving disputes among countries through peaceful means.

Story 2: Indian Coast Guard Vessel C-441 commissioned

The Indian Coast Guard Vessel C-441 was commissioned on April 24, 2019 by Kerala Chief Secretary, Sri Tom Jose under the aegis of Regional Commander Western Region, Inspector General Vijay D. Chafekar at Vizhinjam harbour, Thiruvananthapuram.

The commissioning of vessel was witnessed by senior officers from Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, BSF, Police, Airport Authority, Central & State Authorities and National Cadet Corps.

The commissioning was conducted with full ceremony of parading the guard and band.  

ICGS C-441

The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) C-441 is capable to undertake diverse tasks such as close coast surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to boats and crafts in distress at sea.

It will enhance the search and rescue capacity of Kerala seas.

The ship is commanded by Assistant Commandant Amit K Choudhary.

It has 13 crew onboard with specialisation in various fields.