India Elected Unopposed To Non-Permanent Seat Of UN Security Council

News: India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council(UNSC) for a two-year term. Facts: The United Nations Charter established six main organs of the United Nations including the United Nations Security Council(UNSC). Other organs are UNGA, ECOSOC, Trusteeship Council, ICJ and UN secretariat. UNSC is composed of 15 Members: Five… Continue reading India Elected Unopposed To Non-Permanent Seat Of UN Security Council

China assumes presidency of UN Security Council for March 2020

News:China has taken over as president of the UN Security Council for the month of March 2020. Facts: UN Security Council (UNSC): The UN Security Council was established by the UN Charter in 1945.It is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. The other 5 organs of the United Nations are—the General… Continue reading China assumes presidency of UN Security Council for March 2020

UN Security Council reaffirms its opposition to chemical weapons

News: The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a declaration proposed by Britain expressing support for the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons. Facts: About Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons It aims to eliminate an entire category… Continue reading UN Security Council reaffirms its opposition to chemical weapons

G-4 for UNSC reform, enhanced role of developing countries

News:The foreign ministers of G-4 grouping held a meeting on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA). Facts: About G-4: The G4 nations comprises of Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan. These four countries support each other’s bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council. Unlike the G7, where… Continue reading G-4 for UNSC reform, enhanced role of developing countries

End of special status to Jammu and Kashmir an internal matter

United Nations Security Council has met for a closed-door informal consultation on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the request of China. India and Pakistan did not attend the UNSC meeting which was open only to the five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members. However,except China,no other UNSC member commented on the meeting after… Continue reading End of special status to Jammu and Kashmir an internal matter

Kashmir returning to UNSC raises several legal questions

The UN Security Council will be meeting at the request of China and Pakistan to discuss India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The last time UNSC discussed Kashmir was in 1971 during the Bangladesh war which led to the Simla agreement. UNSC Resolution 307 had taken up the Kashmir issue… Continue reading Kashmir returning to UNSC raises several legal questions

UNSC non-permanent seat: India’s candidature receives unanimous endorsement by Asia-Pacific group

The 55 countries of the Asia-Pacific group at the United Nations has unanimously endorsed India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for a two-year term in 2021-2022. The development is particularly significant given that Pakistan and China both countries with which India has had diplomatic challenges at the UN has supported the… Continue reading UNSC non-permanent seat: India’s candidature receives unanimous endorsement by Asia-Pacific group

Sushma Swaraj speaks of Pulwama, Sri Lanka attacks at SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Kyrgyzstan

India’s external affairs minister has attended the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)  in Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan. While addressing the meeting,External Affairs Minister has urged the member nations of SCO for greater counter-terror cooperation in the backdrop of terror strikes at Pulwama and Sri Lanka. She also said that India… Continue reading Sushma Swaraj speaks of Pulwama, Sri Lanka attacks at SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Kyrgyzstan

UN designates JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

United Nations has designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist after China lifted its technical hold on his listing under the UNSC 1267 sanctions committee. The proposal to designate Masood Azhar was moved by France,UK and the US.It was the fourth such bid at the UN in the last 10 years to… Continue reading UN designates JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

Progress’ in U.N. listing of Masood Azhar, says China

China has said that some progress has been achieved on designating Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN. Earlier,China had blocked India’s bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist under the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee.It had placed a technical hold on the resolution. The proposal to designate Masood… Continue reading Progress’ in U.N. listing of Masood Azhar, says China