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  • UNSC adopts resolution co-sponsored by India to promote women's role in peacekeeping missions Aug 30, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    UNSC adopts resolution co-sponsored by India to promote women's role in peacekeeping missions

    India's Permanent Mission at the UN said that it was "proud" to support the resolution -- passed by consensus -- and will continue to push for greater involvement of women in peacekeeping missions.

  • UNSC adopts first COVID19-related resolution demanding immediate cessation of hostilities Jul 01, 2020 10:17 PM IST

    UNSC adopts first COVID19-related resolution demanding immediate cessation of hostilities

    The France and Tunisia drafted resolution "demands a general and immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations on its agenda and supports the efforts undertaken by the Secretary-General and his Special Representatives and Special Envoys in that respect."

  • Emperor Xi reinvents Chinese Checkers: Only CPC wins Jun 30, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Emperor Xi reinvents Chinese Checkers: Only CPC wins

    For too long, Delhi has been hesitant to impose costs for Beijing’s military adventurism, preferring instead to settle matters diplomatically. In doing so, India has failed to realise that while Xi Jinping’s China is irrational, it is not an entirely unpredictable actor

  • India will be UN Security Council President for August, 2021 Jun 19, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    India will be UN Security Council President for August, 2021

    The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the member states' names.

  • Amid border tension with China, what does India's UNSC non-permanent member seat mean? Jun 18, 2020 01:02 PM IST

    Amid border tension with China, what does India's UNSC non-permanent member seat mean?

    Policy-wise, across successive governments, India has laid special emphasis on getting a seat at the high table.

  • Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway elected to UN Security Council, one seat still open Jun 18, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway elected to UN Security Council, one seat still open

    Canada lost out to Ireland and Norway in a hotly contested election that included Ireland enlisting the help of U2 singer Bono and taking U.N. ambassadors to a U2 concert and Canada taking envoys to a Celine Dion concert.

  • India set for comfortable victory in UN Security Council elections Jun 17, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    India set for comfortable victory in UN Security Council elections

    The 193-member UN General Assembly will hold elections for President of the 75th session of the Assembly, five non-permanent members of the Security Council and members of the Economic and Social Council under special voting arrangements put in place at the UN headquarters due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

  • India spells out priorities for UNSC seat campaign; EAM says country can play positive role amid testing times Jun 05, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    India spells out priorities for UNSC seat campaign; EAM says country can play positive role amid testing times

    Jaishankar launched a brochure at an event here outlining India's priorities for its forthcoming campaign to secure an elected seat on the UN Security Council at the elections slated for June 17, 2020.

  • UNSC elections on June 17; India in for non-permanent seat from Asia-Pacific Jun 02, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    UNSC elections on June 17; India in for non-permanent seat from Asia-Pacific

    The programme was released on Monday as France took over the Presidency of the 15-nation Council for the month of June.

  • UNSC President Estonia calls Security Council's handling of COVID-19 'a shame' May 02, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    UNSC President Estonia calls Security Council's handling of COVID-19 'a shame'

    The ambassador Sven Jürgenson said he personally hoped that a Security Council resolution on COVID-19 “would have been voted two or three weeks ago.”

  • UN Security Council yet to discuss coronavirus crisis under China's presidency Mar 27, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    UN Security Council yet to discuss coronavirus crisis under China's presidency

    The number of COVID-19 cases across the globe has skyrocketed to 531,860 and a total of 24,057 people have died so far. At 85,653, the US now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, surpassing China and Italy. Nearly 13,00 people have died in the US due to the disease.

  • UN Security Council halts meetings due to coronavirus pandemic Mar 17, 2020 08:19 AM IST

    UN Security Council halts meetings due to coronavirus pandemic

    After the earlier cancellation of the meeting planned for Tuesday, the Security Council was planning to discuss the situation of Darfur in Sudan on Wednesday, and address multilateralism on Thursday.

  • Don't need to panic over coronavirus, situation not on UNSC agenda for March: China's UN envoy Mar 03, 2020 08:43 AM IST

    Don't need to panic over coronavirus, situation not on UNSC agenda for March: China's UN envoy

    China assumed the Presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of March and Beijing's UN envoy Zhang Jun told reporters Monday that there was no plan to have a "specific discussion" on COVID-19.

  • UNSC reform essential to better address challenges of 21st century: India Feb 25, 2020 11:50 AM IST

    UNSC reform essential to better address challenges of 21st century: India

    India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu, speaking at the Informal Consultations on the Declaration for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the UN, said that at a time when the world is grappling with increasingly complex challenges, "we need to reaffirm our collective commitment to multilateralism".

  • Pakistan fails to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC again; members say it’s bilateral matter Jan 16, 2020 07:26 AM IST

    Pakistan fails to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC again; members say it’s bilateral matter

    China, Pakistan's 'all-weather ally', stood alone in the Pakistani corner to get the Security Council to focus on the Kashmir issue

  • Pakistan epitomises 'dark arts', no takers for its 'malware': India at UNSC Jan 10, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    Pakistan epitomises 'dark arts', no takers for its 'malware': India at UNSC

    “One delegation that epitomises the dark arts has, yet again, displayed its wares by peddling falsehoods earlier today. These we dismiss with disdain,” India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said on Thursday.

  • UN Council to meet Friday on Syria's Idlib Jan 03, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    UN Council to meet Friday on Syria's Idlib

    The meeting -- which will begin at 10:00 am (2030 IST) -- comes at the request of Britain and France, with the backing of the United States, the diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Thursday.

  • China postpones UN Security Council discussion on Kashmir: Diplomats Dec 18, 2019 08:52 AM IST

    China postpones UN Security Council discussion on Kashmir: Diplomats

    The Himalayan region has long been a flashpoint in ties between nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan, with both claiming Kashmir in full but ruling it in part. U.N. peacekeepers have been deployed since 1949 to observe a ceasefire between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Donald Trump urges UNSC to address shared security threat, promote religious liberty Dec 06, 2019 08:25 AM IST

    Donald Trump urges UNSC to address shared security threat, promote religious liberty

    "Our nations face a range of shared security threats, including terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal migration, cyberattack, and the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons," Trump said in his luncheon meeting with the Permanent Representatives of the UN Security Council.

  • Confident of India becoming permanent member of UNSC: Jaishankar Nov 29, 2019 08:40 AM IST

    Confident of India becoming permanent member of UNSC: Jaishankar

    "Well, I will hope soon. But I am realistic enough to know that it is a long and patient effort. We are not lacking in patience and not lacking in our perseverance and we are not lacking in our aspirations. We will get that one day. I am very confident and it is progressing step by step," he said in the Upper House.

  • Pakistan exporting terror, stifling women's voices for narrow political gains: India at UNSC Nov 06, 2019 10:43 AM IST

    Pakistan exporting terror, stifling women's voices for narrow political gains: India at UNSC

    India's strong response came after Pakistan's outgoing UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi commented on the situation in Kashmir, revocation of Article 370 and women's rights in the Valley during the debate on October 29.

  • Security Council will not be discussing Kashmir issue: Council President UK Amb Pierce Nov 02, 2019 10:59 AM IST

    Security Council will not be discussing Kashmir issue: Council President UK Amb Pierce

    "No, we don't have anything scheduled on Kashmir," Pierce said Friday during a press conference here as Britain assumed the monthly Presidency of the 15-nation top organ of the UN.

  • UN Security Council concerned about northeast Syria, US, China, Europeans urge ceasefire Oct 17, 2019 08:16 AM IST

    UN Security Council concerned about northeast Syria, US, China, Europeans urge ceasefire

    The 15-member council agreed to the brief statement after meeting for the second time behind closed doors since the Turkish operation began. The offensive has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee and raised doubt about the fate of thousands of Islamic State fighters in Kurdish jails.

  • Qureshi writes to UN Secy Gen, UNSC Prez outlining Pakistan's legal case on Kashmir Sep 25, 2019 03:10 PM IST

    Qureshi writes to UN Secy Gen, UNSC Prez outlining Pakistan's legal case on Kashmir

    Reacting to India's move on Kashmir, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian High Commissioner.

  • UNSC reform extremely important, says outgoing president of General Assembly Sep 17, 2019 12:40 PM IST

    UNSC reform extremely important, says outgoing president of General Assembly

    The 74th session of the General Assembly opens on September 17 and Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande of Nigeria will be the president of the 193-member UN body for one year.

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