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India draws attention to global convention on terrorism as UNGA prepares to elect new president

Akbaruddin drew Muhammad-Bande's attention to the long-pending global convention on international terrorism and called for action in the UN body to adopt it, emphasising that terrorism is “antithetical” to everything that the UN stands for.

Unrealistic to expect UN peacekeepers to protect civilians in conflict situations: Syed Akbaruddin

India has said it is "unrealistic" to expect from UN peacekeepers protection of civilians in the absence of clear mandates and suggested developing a "politically attuned" framework for the purpose.

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Use of hidden veto in UNSC subsidiary organs impacting its work and effectiveness: India

A veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has repeatedly blocked India's move at the UN to designate Azhar a global terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the top organ.

Irreconcilable guns need to be silenced in Afghanistan: India tell UNSC

Syed Akbaruddin said it should be clear to the armed opposition that there would be no tolerance for those who continue violence.

India urges for political solutions over peacekeeping response

As historically the highest contributor of personnel to peacekeeping operations and currently having 6,697 under the UN's blue flag, India has a special interest in ensuring the safety of peacekeepers at a time of growing attacks on them

India seeks transparency in working of UN's sanctions committees

A veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has repeatedly blocked India's move at the UN to designate JeM chief Azhar a terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council

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Twitter handle of India's UN envoy Akbaruddin restored after being hacked

Syed Akbaruddin, India's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, said it would take more than a hack to keep him down

Need to build trust, confidence among nuclear weapon states, echoes India

Condemning a series of nuclear and missile tests by North Korea, the UN chief said Pyongyang's "provocative" actions have heightened tensions and highlighted the dangers of proliferation.

India welcomes United States' move to bring reforms in United Nations peacekeeping

"You will see that engagement with the United States during the course of this week in bilateral interactions, in plurilateral interactions and in multilateral interactions," said the Indian Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

United Nations reforms need to be broad-based, all encompassing, says India

In a preview of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's engagements here and her meetings at UN, Syed Akbaruddin said that issues of climate change, terrorism, people centric migration and peacekeeping are other key focus areas for India this year.

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