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In new strategy, G4 ministers to push 'consolidated text' to be draft resolution for UNSC reform
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The Ministers of India, Brazil, Germany and Japan, whose group for Council reform is known as G4, said in a press statement after their meeting on Thursday that they have instructed their diplomats at the UN to work with General Assembly (UNGA) President Csaba Korosi and the heads of the negotiation process "to arrive at a single consolidated text as a basis for a draft resolution for consideration by the UNGA".
At UNSC, Jaishankar highlights China's stranglehold on sanctioning terrorists
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"Politics should never ever provide cover to evade accountability. Nor indeed to facilitate impunity," he said when the Security Council met on impunity for the crimes in Ukraine.
G4 leaders, joined by others, renew calls for UNSC reforms
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, who was the first national leader to speak at the start of the General Assembly's high-level meeting on Tuesday, said that "in the specific case of the Security Council, after 25 years of debates, it is clear that we need to look for innovative solutions" for reforms that are stalled.
India warns UN may face oblivion without reforms to make it relevant
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India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj said on Monday, "A truly representative Security Council is the most pressing need of the hour. Else, there is a real danger of the United Nations being superseded by other plurilateral and multilateral groupings which are more representative, more transparent and more democratic and, therefore, more effective," she added. More than two decades of efforts to reform the Security Council which is stuck in the post-World War II structure have failed because of obstruction from a small number of countries led by Italy and includes Pakistan.
Killing of BSF personnel in Congo may be 'war crime': UNSC
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Issuing a strong condemnation of the attacks on UN peacekeepers in Congo, the Security Council in a press statement on Wednesday "underlined that deliberate attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law" and asked the Congolese authorities "to swiftly investigate these attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice".
Powerful western countries offered Pakistan to launch candidature for UN Security Council
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Pakistan, however, rejected the offer as it viewed the move as part of a tactic by certain countries to weaken the group that is opposed to the expansion of permanent seats at the UNSC. "Some powerful countries have approached us and said Pakistan should launch its bid for the permanent seat at the UNSC," revealed a Pak Foreign Office official while requesting anonymity, The Express Tribune reported.
In diplomatic win for Russia, UNSC adopts Syria relief resolution on its terms
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The resolution's adoption on Tuesday will help provide humanitarian supplies for "nearly 4 million people in the northwest of Syria, 2.7 million of whom are IDPs (internally displaced persons), many of whom are women and children", said India's Charge d'Affaires R. Ravindra who voted for it. Last week the US, the UK and France had vetoed a similar resolution proposed by Russia after Moscow had vetoed a Western-backed motion to extend the provision to send aid through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Turkey for a year.
Russia prepared to welcome only India and Brazil in expanded UNSC
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In his address at the plenary session of the UN World Peace Forum in Beijing, Denisov, whose key statements have been published on the embassy's social media accounts, he claimed that the Security Council has become a place where "the Western colleagues carry out propaganda, presenting their views as the ultimate truth", RT reported. Therefore, he argued, there is a pressing need to reform the UN.
Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland elected non-permanent members of UN Security Council
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The five countries were elected non-permanent UNSC members on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. The newly elected members will take up their new responsibilities on January 1, 2023, and serve till December 31, 2024. All five candidates were running unopposed on Thursday. They will replace the outgoing non-permanent members of India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway.
Japan elected to UNSC to succeed India next year
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Japan was one of the five countries that were elected on Thursday through secret ballots. The seats are allocated by region and Japan was the unopposed choice of the Asia Pacific group with no formal rivals. However, it received 184 votes out of the 192 cast, with three going to Mongolia -- which was not a candidate -- as a passive-aggressive sign of opposition to Japan, and the other five were presumably blanks.
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