UNSC

India votes against UN draft resolution on climate change
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Senior Indian diplomat defended his decision of rejecting the draft and said that the UN Security Council is not a place to discuss issues of climate action or climate justice. He also emphasized that India is second to none when it comes to matters related to the better of the climate.  
Security Council condemns attempted coup in Sudan  
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In a statement, the members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in his endeavours to see Sudan through a successful transition in a manner that achieves the hopes and aspirations of the Sudanese people for an inclusive, peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous future, reports Xinhua news agency.
India, UNSC reform allies to push for text-based reform negotiations
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The foreign ministers of the G4 group "expressed their strong determination to work towards launching text-based negotiations without further delay in the IGN (Intergovernmental Negotiations), on the basis of a single document, with a view to its adoption in the General Assembly," according to their joint statement issued after a meeting on Wednesday.
UNSC voices concerns over IS threat
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In a press statement released on THursday after a Security Council meeting on the IS, the members of the Security Council noted with deep concern that the IS and other terrorist groups continue to exploit, both online and offline, the disruption, grievances, and development setbacks linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Xinhua news agency.
India to take pivotal role against terror as head of UNSC counter-terror panel
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India will be taking over the leadership of the CTC from Tunisia and hopes to build on the gains from Thursday's meeting of the Council on terrorism threats that he presided over. Addressing reporters outside the Security Council chamber after the meeting, he said that he was happy that "a very strong, substantive, clear press statement" was adopted by the Council that addresses the key concerns of India.
UNSC demand zero tolerance for terrorism, political settlement in Afghanistan: Tirumurti
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Addressing reporters outside the Council chamber after presiding over an emergency meeting on Afghanistan, he said that the session heard "the sentiments among the council members on zero tolerance for terrorism, and the Secretary General (Antonio Guterres) unequivocally underlined this important aspect".
China strikes discordant note at UNSC maritime session, drops courtesy
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Amid the heads of state and government, a deputy Prime Minister and ministers at the Council meeting on Monday, Beijing was represented by only a deputy permanent representative, Dai Bing, who was the sole speaker to fail to follow the diplomatic tradition of acknowledging Modi chairing the session or India's role in bringing attention to maritime security.
After India-led UNSC maritime session, Pak threatens continued militarisation
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After Monday's high-level meeting on maritime security at the UN Security Council, Pakistan's Permanent Representative Munir Akram sent a written statement to the Indian Mission to be included in the record of the session. India is the current President of the Council and the meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
UNSC meet chaired by PM Modi snubs China, underlines primacy of Law of Sea convention
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The conference, held under the agenda item "Maintenance of International Peace and Security," was attended by two presidents (Russia and Kenya), two prime ministers (India and Vietnam), and ten ministers, seven of them were foreign ministers. It was one of the greatest levels of participation in the UN Security Council in recent memory. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken represented his nation.
Vladimir Putin to attend UNSC debate to be chaired by PM Modi
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Among the other prominent dignitaries expected to attend the debate are Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, who is also President of the African Union, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In light of the ongoing Covid pandemic, Modi will preside over the discussion virtually. President Putin's attendance is being regarded as a major gesture.
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