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Committee: ECOSOC

Country: Republic of India

Delegate: Laia Hoyos de la Cuesta, ESCI – Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Topic: National Sovereignty and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

As a sprawling post-colonial society riven with ethnic and class cleavages, India has seen human rights violations, cultural imposition and the plundering of natural resources. Nevertheless, since India’s independence and throughout the period of 2003-2004 to 2007 has recovered a great part in the economic growth and became truly involved in the emerging markets. The current wave of globalization has intensified the competition for FDI among developing countries and has reached an average of 8.5% growth which has indeed generated a compelling debate in the circle of this country’s perspectives of future. The economic and sustainable growth is with no doubts a necessary condition to fix and eradicate poverty and improve living and social standards in India such as the castes. India has not only prospered in economic terms, also in social and legal issues. In 2015 India was elected by acclamation, United Nations' agency on ECOSOC, continuing its impressive record of winning elections at the world body and also got re-elected to the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities.