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UN Security Council to meet on Sunday about Israel, Gaza

May 14, 2021 10:42 am

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he hoped waiting a few days would allow for “diplomacy to have some effect and to see if indeed we get a real de-escalation,” adding that Washington was “open to and supportive of a discussion, an open discussion, at the United Nations."

UNSC needs to introspect about the cost of its 'actions and inactions' on Syria: India

March 30, 2021 4:37 pm

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti underlined that given the scale, severity and complexity of humanitarian needs, those who advocate linking humanitarian assistance to the political track should revisit the matter immediately.

UN calls for reversal of Myanmar coup and condemns violence

March 11, 2021 10:48 am

A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members including Myanmar's neighbor and friend China was formally adopted at a very brief virtual meeting where US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the current council president, announced that the statement had been agreed.

Right of self-defence applies also to attacks by non-state actors, India tells UN meeting

February 25, 2021 1:24 pm

India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu said at an Arria Formula meeting organised by Mexico that a 1974 UN General Assembly declaration requires that a member state should not allow territory under its control to be used for terrorism against another state.

UK urges Sec Council to push for pause in wars

February 20, 2021 6:05 pm

The British draft stresses that "equitable access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines, certified as safe and efficacious, is essential to end the pandemic."

Stop vaccine nationalism, encourage internationalism: India at UNSC

February 17, 2021 10:34 pm

Addressing the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar outlined nine points for consideration of the international community to help the world put the Covid-19 pandemic decisively behind it and to emerge more resilient.

India's bid for permanent UNSC membership matter of discussion: Linda Thomas-Greenfield

January 28, 2021 9:42 am

Three previous administrations, that of George W Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, had publicly said that the United States supports India's bid to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

UN hopes to take first step to elect next chief by Jan 31

January 16, 2021 2:04 pm

The former Portuguese prime minister and UN refugee chief, whose five-year term at the helm of the United Nations ends on December 31, said in letters to Bozkir and Ladeb on Monday that he will seek a second term.

'France supports India, has not allowed China to play procedural games at UNSC'

January 08, 2021 10:16 am

Emmanuel Bonne, the diplomatic advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron, said, "When China breaks the rules, we have to be very robust and very clear and this is the sense of our naval presence in the Indian Ocean."

India will promote fundamental values, reinforce multilateralism at UNSC: Ambassador Tirumurti

December 31, 2020 2:06 pm

Beginning January 1, India will sit in the 15-nation United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2021-22 term as a non-permanent member - the eighth time that the country has had a seat on the powerful horseshoe table.