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Nigeria's UN envoy elected GA President, says will hasten UNSC reform process

Congratulating Muhammad-Bande on his election, India's UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, “A friend of India is elected as next Prez of @UN General Assembly. Congratulations from all of team @IndiaUNNewYork to Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande of Nigeria on his election by acclamation."

Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist 'significant achievement', says UNSC

The listing subjects Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo.


India criticises lack of transparency in decision-making in UNSC's Sanctions Committees

Last month, government sources in New Delhi said that the United Nations rejected an appeal of 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed to remove his name from its list of banned terrorists.

China has to think what signal it's sending with Masood Azhar's hold: S Jaishankar

The proposal under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the JeM killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, leading to a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan.

India to show patience with China on listing Masood Azhar a 'global terrorist' at UNSC

New Delhi, in an effort to build international pressure, is talking to its major partners to ensure Jaish chief Masood Azhar is included in their national lists of terrorists and JeM on their terrorist groups list. 

UN Security Council reform process "contentious" issue: General Assembly Prez

India has been at the forefront of efforts at the UN to push for an urgent long-pending reform of the Security Council, emphasising that it rightly deserves a place at the UN high table as a permanent member.


India signals military action over for now, Pakistan makes first moves on Jaish

While the entire dossier was handed over to Islamabad last week, as sought by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, key excerpts of the dossier have now been given to Indian envoys across the world so that they can share it with foreign governments.

Veto used by member states to block, kill proposals in UNSC Sanctions Committee: India

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said that by a procedural stratagem, veto has been expanded to all members of subsidiary bodies of the Security Council, rather than being subject to restraints.

North Korea economy declines at sharpest rate in 20 yrs in 2017

North Korea’s economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, South Korea’s central bank estimated on Friday, in a clear sign international sanctions imposed to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes have hit growth hard.

UN condemns Congo violence and wants elections on December 23

The council said in a statement after an open meeting and closed consultations that all provisions of Congo's December 31, 2016, election agreement must be carried out, including the release of all remaining political prisoners.

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UN Security Council calls for immediate ceasefire as Gaza toll rises to 501

The UNSC expressed serious concern about the escalation of violence in and around Gaza.