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Thursday, November 26, 2020



UN Security Council urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to halt Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

September 30, 2020 1:43 pm

The two neighbors have been locked in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a region of Azerbaijan that has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a war there ended in 1994.

China says 'package solution' needed for UN Security Council expansion due to enormous divisions

September 25, 2020 3:44 pm

The G4 grouping comprising India, Japan, Germany and Brazil on Wednesday expressed their concern over lack of any "meaningful" forward movement on long-pending reform of the UN Security Council (UNSC) and demanded "urgency" on the issue.

G4 nations call for 'decisive push' for reforms in UNSC

September 24, 2020 1:59 am

In the 75th year of the United Nations, India will begin its two-year term as elected non-permanent member of the powerful Security Council from January 1 next year.

Current political fragmentation is an opportunity to restructure India’s traditional approach to the UN

September 22, 2020 9:03 am

In writing the new rules and reshaping the global order, India needs to strengthen its recent turn to a more dynamic coalition building.

Five UNSC members block Pakistan move to list two Indians as global terrorists

September 03, 2020 10:36 am

India believes that Islamabad is trying to hit back after New Delhi managed to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist under the UNSC 1267 sanctions committee in May last year.

US, Germany delay UNSC statement on Karachi attack to give Pakistan 'message'

July 02, 2020 1:27 pm

Sources said that the delay was to "send a message" to Pakistan that it cannot on the one hand call former al-Qaeda chief Laden a "martyr" and link India to the Karachi attack, and on the other hand expect unequivocal condemnation of the attack against it.

UN Security Council trying again for first COVID-19 resolution

July 01, 2020 7:44 am

The draft resolution backs Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' March 23 call for global cease-fires to tackle the pandemic, and demands an "immediate cessation of hostilities" in all conflicts on its agenda including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo.

India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council

June 18, 2020 7:29 am

There were 192 Member States present for voting and the 2/3 required majority was 128. India garnered 184 votes.

COVID-19 pandemic provides 'window' into how bio-terrorist attack might unfold in world: Guterres

April 10, 2020 1:15 pm

The UN chief stressed that the crisis has hindered international, regional and national conflict resolution efforts, exactly when they are needed most.

UN Security Council ‘missing in action’ in coronavirus fight

April 03, 2020 9:52 am

Secretary-General António Guterres has pleaded for a unified global response as many nations turn inward and seal each other off in an effort to contain the virus. He has also called for a halt to all armed conflicts so nations can focus on the crisis.