M Venkaiah Naidu becomes first Indian to receive an Honorary Doctorate from UN-founded University of Peace Peace
M. Venkaiah Naidu , the Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha, has become the first Indian to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Peace Peace (UPEACE) for his contribution to the Rule of Law, democracy and sustainable development in India. Mr. Naidu received the degree of ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the Dean of the University of Peace in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose. The UPEACE is an intergovernmental organization with university status. It was founded by resolution of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1980 and its main campus is located in Costa Rica. India is a signatory to this resolution.