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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

For the first time in its history, the United Nations Security Council met via video conferencing to discuss the COVID-19 situation. About UNSC The UNSC is one of the 6 main organs of the United Nations. It is the only organ of the UN that can issue binding resolutions to the members. Its functions include ..

UNSC adopts ‘lasting ceasefire’ resolution in Libya

The United Nations Security Council has recently adopted a resolution for a ‘lasting ceasefire’ in the North African oil-rich country Libya. The resolution which was drafted by Britain was approved by 14 countries with only Russia refraining from voting. The resolution is aimed at supporting for a lasting ceasefire in Libya without any pre-condition. 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 ..

United Nation Cash crunch

United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the United Nation is facing cash crunch since a decade and now on the risk of defaulting on payments of staff and vendors. Why cash crunch? Most of the nations have not paid their annual dues. The United States is the largest contributor – responsible for 22% of ..

UNSC and Kashmir Conflict

Recently the UNSC held a closed-door meeting on the situation in Kashmir. Even though no official communiqué was released, it is said the attempts by Pakistan and its all-weather ally China to internationalise the issue did not gain much traction. This is seen as a diplomatic victory to India which time and again has stated ..