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United Nations Security Council passes first COVID-19 resolution

On July 1, 2020, the United Nations Security Council adopted the first COVID-19 related resolution. The resolution demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities all around the world Highlights The resolution was drafted by France and Tunisia. The resolution calls for the parties of armed conflicts to pause for at least 90 days to provide safe, ..

India elected as non-permanent member of UNSC

India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year term from 2021 to 2022. India was a candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific. Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the UNSC elections. India will be a part of the UNSC along with the ..

UNSC holds closed-door meeting on Kashmir following China’s Request

China continues its efforts of highlighting Pakistani propaganda over India’s Jammu and Kashmir at the global stage which once again received a stinging response from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members on Wednesday, 15th January 2020. India revoked the special status of its state Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 followed by which Pakistan ..

Russian Foreign Minister advocated for Permanent UNSC seat for India

Participating as a speaker in the ongoing Raisina Dialogue on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov advocated for adequate representation in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) by including India and Brazil as its permanent members. The Minister also said that developing countries like India and Brazil will provide an ..

US Denies Visa to Iranian Foreign Minister

As per media reports, Visa of the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif has been denied by the United States on Monday, 6th January 2020 following the escalating tensions between US and Iran after the assassination of Iranian Quds Force leader, General Qasem Soleimani by the US in Baghdad on last Friday. The Iranian Foreign ..

UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir issue on China’s request

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Tuesday, 17th December 2019 to discuss the present situation of the Jammu and Kashmir region of India following a request from Pakistan ally China. The Council had a similar closed-door meeting in August earlier this year after India’s revoked article 370 and bifurcated the state of Jammu ..

Fact in Focus : Darfur, Sudan

The United States Security Council has approved a resolution that will halt the withdrawn of the combined United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in the politically unstable Darfur region in Sudan. Facts to remember about Sudan Sudan is an African Country located in the North-East of Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the North and ..

India s Candidature for Non-Permanent Seat at UNSC Endorsed

The Asia Pacific group has unanimously endorsed the candidature of India for the non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). India s candidature was endorsed for a two-year term in 2021-22. The unanimous endorsement also witnessed the support from China and Pakistan, with whom India is at a diplomatic tussle. How UNSC Non-permanent ..