UN Security Council (UNSC) Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s stance on Ukraine at UNSC

Recently, India remained absent from United Nations Security Council (UNSC) vote on Ukraine. Key facts This move of India is widely read as a play to balance its ties with Moscow and Washington. It was a procedural vote, on whether to discuss the situation in Eastern Europe. Situation in Eastern Europe In Eastern Europe, Russia ..

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India’s Chairship at UNSC Counter Terrorism Committee

In January 2022, India will chair the UNSC counterterrorism committee, after 10 long years. Key Points The Counter terrorism committee is of a greater significance for India, because, India has been pitching pertinent measures to fight terrorism across the global platform. India last chaired the committee in 2012. Background India’s Permanent Representative to the United ..

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India votes against UNSC resolution to securitise climate action

On December 13, 2021, India voted against a UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution to securitise climate change. Key Points The draft resolution linked climate change with global security challenges. India argued that; this move seeks to undermine the hard-won consensus which was reached at the recent Glasgow Summit. The new climate agreement was accepted by the ..

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UNSC calls International Community to Unite on Afghan Crisis

Secretary General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has asked the international community to unite and use all available instruments in order to ensure Afghanistan is not used as safe haven for terrorists again. Key Points UN Security Council met for second time in a week under India’s Presidency to discuss Afghanistan. Secretary General also urged ..

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India to take over as President of UNSC for August

From August India will be the president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month and then the nation will host various events in the three major areas of fight against terrorism, maritime security and peacekeeping. Highlights S. Tirumurti India’s permanent representative to the UN will hold a press conference on the Security ..

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BRICS Foreign Ministers hold virtual meeting

BRICS foreign ministers meeting was hold virtually on June 1, 2021. Agenda of the meeting During the minister’s meet, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar highlighted significant principles which were guiding BRICS. He also referred to international law and UN Charter which recognises sovereign equality of all states and respects territorial integrity. According to him, desired ..

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