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Mira Seth is an Indian civil servant, diplomat, women's rights activist, and a former Chairman of UNICEF.

India Country in South Asia

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country as well as the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Womens rights rights claimed for women and girls worldwide

Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys.

UNICEF development policy organization of the UN

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), originally known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946 to 1950, when he had to flee the United States in the wake of McCarthyism. Rajchman is to this day the only person that served as UNICEF's Chairman for longer than 2 years. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, though it retained the original acronym, "UNICEF".

She served several terms as a member of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level, and was Vice-Chairman from 1990 to 1991 (when Lisbet Palme was Chairman) and Chairman from 1991 to 1992. [1] [2] Seth formerly worked with the Department of Industrial Development. Her studies on women's involvement in several different economic efforts such as the regulation of handlooms and fisheries is an expert on women and development issues. Seth turned her study Women and Development: The Indian Experience into a book after many requests. One of Seth's key ideal is ‘give us jobs- we can do the rest’ referencing the concept that giving women the ability to enter the workforce without barriers in developing countries will allow for even greater economic growth. Seth has even directed a film 'Mera Shinder Puttar' which talks about the trials and tribulations of an illegal migrant and the family he left behind in India.

The name of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)has been changed to Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) vide Gazette Notification No. S. O. 507 (E) Dated 27th January 2019, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion was established in the year 1995, and was reconstituted in the year 2000 with the merger of Department of Industrial Development. The department functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. It is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives. While individual Administrative Ministries look after the production, distribution, development and planning aspects of specific industries allocated to them, DIPP is responsible for the overall industrial policy. It is also responsible for facilitating and increasing the foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the country.

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