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Tag: Un Security Council

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Ukrainian President Zelensky To Address UN Security Council For 1st Time Since Russian Invasion

This will be the first time that Zelenskyy addresses the Security Council since Russia's February 24 invasion of Ukraine.

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India Retained Option Of Reaching Out To All Sides By Abstaining From UN Vote On Ukraine

While abstaining from voting on the resolution, India issued an 'Explanation of Vote' (EoV) after the vote in which it called for "return to the path of diplomacy" and sought immediate cessation of "violence and hostilities".

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India Warns Of Cross-Border Terror Via Cyberspace, Calls For Global Action

Raising an alarm about the emergence of cyberspace as a vehicle for cross-border terrorism by nations and terror organisations, India has called for international action to achieve a framework for global cybersecurity.

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India Takes Its Place On UN Security Council Pledging 'Human-Centric' Agenda

United Nations: With a pledge to “bring human-centric and inclusive solutions” to world problems, India has taken its place on the UN Security Council, the organisation’s highest decision-making body. India’s membership was celebrated on Monday at a flag ceremony when its banner went up outside the Council chamber after the first session of the year. […]

India To Begin Its Two-Year Tenure As Non-Permanent UNSC Member
India To Begin Its Two-Year Tenure As Non-Permanent UNSC Member

United Nations: India, which has been at the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the UN Security Council, will begin its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful organ of the world body on Friday. India will sit in the 15-nation United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2021-22 term as a […]

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4 UNSC permanent members support India's bid for permanent seat: Govt

New Delhi: Four out of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council have bilaterally expressed support for India’s candidature for a permanent seat at the global body, the government said on Monday. In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India has accorded […]

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Afghanistan Writes To UNSC Over 'Violations' Of Its Territory By Pakistan Forces

United Nations: Afghanistan has written to the UN Security Council over continued violations of its territory by Pakistani military forces and said it will ask the 15-nation UN body to take necessary measures and actions to end them if the situation is not de-escalated bilaterally. Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Adela Raz wrote to […]

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India Wins UN Security Council’s Non-Permanent Member Seat

United Nations: India was elected as a non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term on Wednesday, winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections held Wednesday. There were 192 Member States present for voting and the 2/3 […]

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China Rejects US Call For UNSC Meeting On Hong Kong

Beijing: China has rejected the US’ request for a UN Security Council meeting to address Beijing’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong, saying that the matter was an internal one that does not concern the world body. In a statement on Wednesday, the US Mission to the UN denounced that the actions of the […]

COVID-19: UN chief Guterres calls for unity of Security Council
COVID-19: UN chief Guterres calls for unity of Security Council

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for unity of the Security Council over the COVID-19 pandemic. “The engagement of the Security Council will be critical to mitigate the peace and security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he told the council in a virtual briefing on Thursday, reported Xinhua news agency. “Indeed, a signal of […]

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Russia Backs India On Kashmir Again

New Delhi: Russia on Friday reiterated that the constitutional reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir state was an internal matter of India and none of its concern. Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev made the statement in response to several questions regarding Kashmir at a press briefing here. The remark comes a day after the UN […]

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Pakistan Again Fails To Raise Kashmir Issue In UNSC; Members Say Bilateral Matter

United Nations: India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed yet again to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to focus on the hard tasks it has to address in order to ensure normal relations with India. China, […]

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Pakistan Epitomises 'Dark Arts', No Takers For Its 'Malware': India At UNSC

United Nations: In a hard-hitting response, India said Pakistan “epitomises the dark arts, but there are no takers for its “malware after Islamabad raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Security Council. One delegation that epitomises the dark arts has, yet again, displayed its wares by peddling falsehoods earlier today. These we […]

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China Asks US To Provide Visa To Iranian FM To Attend UN Meetings

Beijing: China on Tuesday urged the US to provide a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend UN Security Council meetings in New York this week, saying that as a country hosting the United Nations, Washington is obliged to provide visa for officials of member countries. Zarif on Monday said the United […]

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UNSC Unlikely To Hold Another Discussion On Kashmir

New Delhi: The UN Security Council is unlikely to hold another discussion on Jammu and Kashmir at the behest of Beijing, top official sources told IANS. China had sought a discussion on Kashmir following New Delhi’s reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir state, revoking its special status on August 5. However, the UNSC members refused to […]

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UN Security Council Condemns Mosque Attack In Afghanistan

United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack inside a mosque in Afghanistan. According to Xinhua news agency, the members of the Security Council on Monday reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, said a Security Council […]

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A UNSC Without India Affects UN's Credibility: Jaishankar

Washington: India on Tuesday asserted it has a “good case” to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a UNSC without it affects the United Nation’s credibility. Amid India’s consistent growth as a potent power on global stage, the point was made by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar before an influential Washington […]

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UNSC fails to adopt resolution on ceasefire in Syria's Idlib

United Nations: The UN Security Council has voted on two competing draft resolutions on a ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib, but failed to adopt either of them. The 15-member council on Thursday first voted on the text drafted by Belgium, Germany and Kuwait. The draft received 12 positive votes, but was unable to be adopted because […]

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No, Please: India To Chinese Minister's Delhi Visit, Post Pak Trip

Vladivostok (Russia): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wanted to visit New Delhi along with his trip to Pakistan this weekend but India has politely asked him to reschedule it, highly placed sources said on Wednesday. Wang is scheduled to visit Islamabad on September 7 amid the hue and cry raised by Pakistan over the Indian […]

China asks for UNSC meeting to discuss Kashmir after Pak writes letter to UN

United Nations: China has formally asked for “closed consultations” in the UN Security Council to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan, Beijing’s closest ally, wrote a letter on the issue to Poland, the Council President for the month of August, a top diplomat here said. The UN diplomat told […]

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China Stands By Pakistan On Kashmir Issue

Beijing: China has “reassured Pakistan of it’s support and commitment” and announced that it supported Islamabad’s decision to approach the UN Security Council in the wake of India’s decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said on Saturday. An official statement issued by the […]

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China To Back Pak At UNSC Over Kashmir: Qureshi

Beijing: China intends to support Pakistan in the UN Security Council (UNSC) over the Kashmir issue, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday after meeting with his counterpart Wang Yi and other senior officials. Qureshi, who arrived here in the Chinese capital early Friday to hold consultations in the wake of India revoking special […]

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Pak Has Option Of Approaching ICJ On Kashmir Issue: Minister

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry on Wednesday said that Islamabad can approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the Indian government’s move to scrap special status for Jammu and Kashmir. While talking to a private news channel, Chaudhry said that Pakistan would never tolerate the “unilateral decision” taken by […]

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy, rejects Indian move on J&K

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and conveyed a strong demarche on India scrapping the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, and its “unequivocal rejection of these illegal actions”. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood summoned the Indian High Commissioner to the Foreign Office and conveyed a strong demarche on the announcements […]

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Internal matter, India explains K-move to P-5

New Delhi: India has conveyed to foreign envoys, including five permanent members of the UN Security Council (P-5) that the decision to abrogate Article 370 and split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two are an “internal” matter aimed at providing good governance and economic development of the state. “In the light of interest […]

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It is 'unfair' that India is not in UNSC: Taiwan

New Delhi: Taiwan on Friday made a strong pitch for India’s inclusion in the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying it needs to be reconstituted as the veto power is with very few countries which is disproportionate to the membership of the United Nations. Taiwan Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) Representative, Ambassador Chung-Kwang Tien said India […]

Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC

New York: In a major victory for India, Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar was on Wednesday declared as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council. “Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist in @UN Sanctions list,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. A proposal to declare Azhar as an international terrorist was […]

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China likely to soften stand on Masood Azhar in a month

New Delhi: China is likely to ease its hard position on the issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar within a month, sources indicated on Monday, after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale shared “all evidences” with the Chinese leadership in Beijing about the Pakistan-based outfit’s terror activities. Gokhale, who is on a two-day visit to Beijing, […]

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UNSC undermining General Assembly's authority: India

United Nations: Criticising the Security Council for “undermining” the authority of the General Assembly, India has said that the 193-member body has to assume some of the blame because of its focus on procedures rather than substantive matters. The prerogative and authority of the 193-member General Assembly, “which is the closest institution to a world […]

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UNSC to hold emergency meeting on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to address the violent clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, a Palestinian envoy said on Monday. Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to […]

Putin signs decree to impose restrictions on Pyongyang

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree to impose a number of bans on North Korea in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a post on Russia’s legal document portal said on Monday. Russia will, most notably among other measures, suspend scientific and technical cooperation with individuals and institutions representing […]

UNSC must use sanctions as weapon against terror funding in Afghanistan: India

United Nations: India has asked the UN Security Council to use sanctions regime as a weapon against terror funding in Afghanistan and support the strengthening of the war-torn country’s sovereignty and stability threatened by terrorist safe havens across the borders. India also asked the international community to ensure that the forces of terrorism and extremism […]

China to limit oil supplies to North Korea

Beijing: China will restrict oil exports to and ban textile imports from North Korea, the commerce ministry announced today, as Beijing joined global efforts to enforce tighter UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang for its provocative nuclear and missile tests. China, the closest ally of North Korea, accounts for about 90 per cent of Pyongyang’s foreign […]

UNSC imposes tough sanctions on North Korea

Washington: The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a US-drafted resolution that imposes strongest sanctions ever on North Korea, with measures targeting its last remaining major exports and reducing about 30 percent of oil provided to it. “Today, we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. And today, the Security Council […]

UNSC imposes new sanctions on N.Korea

United Nations: The UN Security Council has passed a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea for its continued intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing and violations of UN resolutions, the media reported. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, speaking at the Security Council meeting where the vote took place on Saturday, said: “Monday (July […]

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Africa pushes for reform of UN Security Council

Addis Ababa: The African Union (AU) has called upon African countries to speak with one voice as an impetus in the continent’s aspiration to get more representation at the UN Security Council. The call by AU Commission Deputy Chairperson Thomas Kwesi Quartey came as African leaders were expected to adopt proposals for the continent to […]

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No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: Haley

Washington: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said there is no political solution to the conflict in Syria until President Bashar al-Assad is out of power. “There’s not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime,” Haley told CNN […]

UN Security Council slams IS-held Japanese hostage kill

The UN Security Council strongly condemned the apparent murder of a Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa by the Islamic State

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