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Gandhian Trusteeship: Mission LiFE and Human Flourishing

The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in partnership with the University for Peace organized a high-level panel discussion on Gandhian Trusteeship: Mission LiFE and Human Flourishing at the United Nations Headquarters on 23 February 2023.
The event highlighted and deliberated on Mahatma Gandhi’s doctrine of Trusteeship and its relevance in today’s world with a focus on the concept of Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) and Human Flourishing to promote sustainable lifestyles and enduring peace.
The list of eminent panelists included H.E. Ms. Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative of India; H.E. Ms. Mathu Joyini, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa; H.E. Ms. Trine Heimerback, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway; Dr. Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo, Vice Rector, University for Peace and Dr. Joel H. Rosenthal, President of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
The event was moderated by Mr. Ramu Damodaran, the first Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact and Adviser at the University for Peace.
The event was attended by the representatives of the United Nations member States, UN officials, academic institutions and civil society organizations.
Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj impressed upon the concept of LiFE, propounded by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, that focuses on mindful and deliberate utilisation instead of mindless and destructive consumption. She also spoke to developing a critical mass of Pro Planet People dedicated to the environment. 
The panel discussion was organized as a part of the ‘India Roundtables’ at the United Nations. The roundtables, being organized to commemorate India@75, will showcase India's achievements in various areas of development, including financial inclusion, social development,  climate action and many more.