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  • UNSC calls for independent probe in killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

    UNSC calls for independent probe in killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

    The Al Jazeera journalist was tragically gunned down on May 11, while another journalist Ali Al Samudi who was present with Akleh was also shot.

    May 14, 2022
  • UN chief welcomes Security Council speaking with one voice for peace in Ukraine

    UN chief welcomes Security Council speaking with one voice for peace in Ukraine

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed a Security Council statement in which the council "spoke with one voice for peace in Ukraine."

    May 7, 2022
  • Palestine calls on UNSC to stop Israeli activists’ planned incursion into Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Palestine calls on UNSC to stop Israeli activists’ planned incursion into Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Palestine on Tuesday called on the United Nations Security Council to stop Israel from escalating tensions against Palestinians after Jewish activists reportedly decided to break into a holy mosque in East Jerusalem.

    May 4, 2022
  • Guterres criticises Security Council for failing to prevent Ukraine-Russia war

    Guterres criticises Security Council for failing to prevent Ukraine-Russia war

    At a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticised the 15-member Security Council for failing to prevent or end Russia's ongoing war against Kiev.

    April 29, 2022
  • Difficult Choices~I

    Difficult Choices~I

    Explaining India’s abstention, India’s Permanent Representative, T S Tirumurti said: “It is a matter of regret that the path of diplomacy was given up. We must return to it.”

    April 14, 2022
  • Norway to prioritise women, peace, security at Security Council meet

    Norway to prioritise women, peace, security at Security Council meet

    Norway plans to hold a "signature event" on January 18 on addressing violence targeting women in peace and security processes, she said.

    January 5, 2022
  • Security Council fails to adopt resolution on climate-related security risks

    Security Council fails to adopt resolution on climate-related security risks

    In a vote of 12 in favor and 2 against the resolution (Russia and India) with one absent (China), the council acting under the Chapter VII of the UN Charter rejected the draft, owed to the negative vote by a permanent Council member, as reported by Xinhua news agency.

    December 14, 2021
  • ‘Indian moves excessively cautious’

    ‘Indian moves excessively cautious’

    At a time when the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will profoundly affect the geopolitics of the region, the former Foreign Secretary of India, Krishnan Srinivasan speaks to Soumyadip Mullick on what policy India must adopt now to tackle the Afghan dilemma.

    September 10, 2021
  • Shringla briefs Guterres, envoys ahead of India’s UNSC presidency

    Shringla briefs Guterres, envoys ahead of India’s UNSC presidency

    The US Permanent Representative Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet, was among the diplomats Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met

    July 16, 2021
  • Shoot the Shadow

    Shoot the Shadow

    The dumping of bodies is indubitably an outrage of a Buddhist shrine, if ever there was one. “It is like a genocide. They are shooting at every shadow,” was the lament of an organiser of the protest against the gross injustice meted out to Aung San Suu Kyi post her election victory yet again.

    April 13, 2021
  • India calls out Pakistan’s ‘Pavlovian’ behaviour at UN

    India calls out Pakistan’s ‘Pavlovian’ behaviour at UN

    "I do not wish to waste the time of this Assembly by responding to the irrelevant and irresponsible remarks made by the representative of Pakistan, which has become 'Pavlovian' whenever India is mentioned," Tirumurti said on Monday at a General Assembly session on Security Council reform.

    November 18, 2020
  • Sans reforms, the UN brand suffers

    Sans reforms, the UN brand suffers

    Chapter VII of the Charter set out a clear logical progression or escalation in a possible Council response varying from Article 40 to the final stage along the line of escalation with the use of force, the basis for which is provided in Article 42. However, the envisaged process of response of the Council was done away for sheer practicality

    October 25, 2020
  • Reforming the UN

    Reforming the UN

    The context in which the UN was born in 1945 has changed. The engine of growth has shifted to the Asia-Pacific. While China finds a place at the high table India is denied this privilege in spite of its impressive GDP

    October 11, 2020
  • India, other G-4 nations press for urgent expansion of UNSC

    India, other G-4 nations press for urgent expansion of UNSC

    Say an expansion will be indispensable to make this body more representative, legitimate & effective

    September 25, 2020
  • 74th session of UN General Assembly opens

    74th session of UN General Assembly opens

    The General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, and the only one in which all member states have equal representation.

    September 18, 2019
  • UN condemns oil tankers attack in Gulf of Oman

    UN condemns oil tankers attack in Gulf of Oman

    The attacks came amid Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Iran, who is seeking to help ease tensions between Iran and the US.

    June 14, 2019
  • India slams Security Council for ‘undermining’ UNGA’s authority

    India slams Security Council for ‘undermining’ UNGA’s authority

    India has said the UN General Assembly must take lead in finding solutions to the challenges faced by the world, slamming the Security Council for "progressively undermining" the authority of the 193-member global body.

    March 20, 2019