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United Nations Security Council


UNSC resolution on Russian invasion of Ukraine: How countries voted

February 26, 2022 11:30 am

While Russia was expected to use its veto power as a permanent member of the council, the debate and subsequent voting were significant as it showed that there was major opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday. 

India abstains on UNSC resolution that 'deplores' Russian aggression against Ukraine

February 26, 2022 11:32 am

India's Permanent Representative at the UN said, “Dialogue is the only answer to settling differences and disputes, however daunting that may appear at this moment."

Disquiet in Delhi after UNSC aid resolution cuts Taliban more slack

January 10, 2022 6:02 am

🔴 The resolution provides an exemption from sanctions against Taliban to allow humanitarian aid and saw Russia and China successfully push for liberal terms of engagement with the Kabul regime with practically no conditions.

Explained: Why India, Russia blocked move to take climate change to UNSC

December 15, 2021 12:18 pm

India and Russia have blocked a proposal that would have allowed the UN Security Council to deliberate on climate-related issues. What is the UNSC’s role in such issues, and why was the proposal opposed?

India’s claim for permanent UNSC seat populist: Former foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon

November 18, 2021 3:58 am

Menon said that the leadership of many countries, including India, relied on nationalism, personality cults and other forms of legitimacy, as economies around the world slowed down.

China says it's 'regrettable' that request of a country to speak at UNSC was not granted

August 17, 2021 9:19 am

However, sources said it may be noted that the agreed format of the UN Security Council meeting was an open briefing for council members and the country concerned, which in this case is Afghanistan.

Modi at UNSC meet LIVE Updates: Maritime routes are being misused for piracy and terrorism, says PM

August 09, 2021 6:30 pm

Modi at UNSC meet LIVE News Updates: The meeting is expected to be attended by several heads of state and governments of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) member states, along with high-level briefers from the UN system and key regional organisations, the MEA said Sunday.

An opportunity for India to pitch for holistic maritime security

August 07, 2021 8:00 am

C. Uday Bhaskar writes: When PM Modi presides over UNSC debate, he can help advocate for sustained focus on the maritime domain.

Ethiopia's Tigray: UN scraps formal call for peace

March 06, 2021 4:55 pm

The decision comes amid alarm over growing hunger among Tigray's 6 million population. Reports of a massacre in the historic town of Axum have also surfaced.

Delhi must integrate its UNSC engagement with broader national goals while adapting to changed realities

January 05, 2021 8:52 am

Delhi’s attitudes have also shifted from the reactive to the proactive. That, in turn, should make India’s new stint at the UNSC more purposeful and pragmatic.