Brazil summons UN Security Council for urgent talks on Israel crisis

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, Brazil’s Foreign Ministry declared its intent to convene an urgent session of the United Nations Security Council in reaction to the most substantial assault on Israel in years. As the current chair of the UN Security Council, Brazil issued an official statement vehemently denouncing the recent attacks and expressing solidarity with […]

India faced not just Pakistan, but Britain too on Kashmir in 1947

While raking up the past, let us also remember that India took to the UNSC a straight-forward request that, in order to avert war, the UN should make Pakistan withdraw all its personnel from the state, which was now a part of India. Under the British delegation's influence, the UN turned that simple request into an issue for the Security Council to arbitrate between Pakistan and India.

Crowd Funding Platforms Could Be Misused, Says Delhi Declaration On Countering Terrorism

The UNSC’s Counter Terrorism Committee unanimously adopted the Delhi Declaration today. Among the many concerns that’s aiding terrorism in a technologically advanced world, the Committee recognised that innovations in financial technologies such as crowd funding platforms present a risk of being misused for terrorist-financing. With the growing prevalence of technology and the rapid rise in digitization, […]

China Stalls India-US Bid To List JeM Leader In UNSC

NEW DELHI: To add to already strained India-China ties, Beijing on Thursday thwarted a joint effort of New Delhi and Washington to list Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) deputy chief Rauf Asghar as a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) designated terrorist. If passed, the designation would have subjected Asghar to a global travel ban and asset freeze. […]

Dr Jaishankar Bats For Africa In UNSC

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Wednesday reiterated India’s traditional position that Africa must have a representation at the United Nations Security Council. Speaking on India’s ties with Africa at an event at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in New Delhi, Dr Jaishankar said, “When it comes to political issues, […]