India’s presidency of the UNSC fortified our role in world affairs

Synopsis: With the month-long UNSC presidency, India showcased our role in world affairs. Introduction India has just concluded its presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for August. India managed to achieve almost all of what we set out for, and also successfully handled the expected and unexpected challenges that came our way. Initiatives… Continue reading India’s presidency of the UNSC fortified our role in world affairs

India in chair, UNSC adopts resolution on Taliban; Russia and China abstain

Source: This post is based on the following articles: “Under India’s presidency, UNSC adopts strong resolution on Afghanistan” published in TOI on 31st August 2021 “India in chair, UNSC adopts resolution on Taliban; Russia and China abstain” published in Indian Express on 1st September 2021 “UNSC resolution addresses “key resolution on Afghanistan”: India” published in… Continue reading India in chair, UNSC adopts resolution on Taliban; Russia and China abstain

An Indian sail to navigate the maritime environment

Source: The Hindu Relevance: On maritime security Synopsis: India’s leadership in the debate on maritime security has boosted its standing as a key player in the shared commons. Background A high level open debate was conducted by the UN Security Council (UNSC) on 9th August 2021. Its theme was “Enhancing Maritime Security: A Case For… Continue reading An Indian sail to navigate the maritime environment

Choppy Waters

Source: Hindu Relevance: Understanding UNCLOS and India’s vision of maritime security. Synopsis: India recently hosted the UNSC summit on maritime security. With such importance being given to the topic, understanding UNCLOS also becomes important. Problems with UNCLOS: There is friction among many countries because of abuse of maritime rights & disrespect of territorial rights of… Continue reading Choppy Waters

PM Modi outlines five-point framework for maritime security debate at UNSC

Source : The Hindu, Indian express, Mint, Times of India What is the news? Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a debate on maritime security at UNSC. 5 Principle Framework from India– Indian PM laid down the framework: Removal of barriers to maritime trade: First framework called for removal of barriers to maritime trade, in this… Continue reading PM Modi outlines five-point framework for maritime security debate at UNSC

An opportunity for India to pitch for holistic maritime security

Source: Indian Express Relevance: India’s role in steering the debate on maritime peace and security at UNSC. Synopsis: India undertakes the rotating Presidency of the UN Security Council. India has an opportunity to ensure that the global debate on maritime peace and security is approached more holistically, rather than focussing just on the security aspect… Continue reading An opportunity for India to pitch for holistic maritime security

Biden govt. non-committal on support for India’s UNSC bid

Source: The Hindu What is The News? While the U.S. has in the past backed India’s bid for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the Biden administration has remained non-committal on the issue. US opinion on the issue U.S. has offered a qualified support for building a consensus for enlargement of… Continue reading Biden govt. non-committal on support for India’s UNSC bid

India can act as a peace Agent in the Security Council

Source: TOI Relevance: Understanding how India can act as an agent of peace amidst conflict. Synopsis: India’s role as an agent of peace as it undertakes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council. A look at its ongoing efforts and how it plans to take forward its agenda of global peace. Background On January… Continue reading India can act as a peace Agent in the Security Council

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