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Pacheco, a Member of Parliament of Portugal, was recently elected as the President of IPU, an international organization of national parliaments, for a three-year term from 2021 to 2023. He is visiting India at the invitation of the Parliament of India.(PTI)

IPU prez thanks India for backing elections, calls Delhi, Portugal 'brothers'

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 01:56 PM IST
He further expressed Portugal's support for the reform process and the inclusion of India as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council stating that India "is an important player" in all fields "whose opinions are respected".
In many participating countries, it is the first time that large-scale polling of public opinion has ever been conducted on the topic of climate change.(Pixabay)
In many participating countries, it is the first time that large-scale polling of public opinion has ever been conducted on the topic of climate change.(Pixabay)

Idea of climate action should not be to move climate ambition goal post to 2050

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:49 PM IST
The year 2050 is when nations have been called on to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions.
The Security Council has two committees on counterterrorism — 1267 deals with the UNSC sanctions regime, and the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) on capacity-building. Given that India has been a major target of terrorism, chairing at least one of them was important for us politically, and our interest was made known to the other UNSC members in 2010 after we were elected.(AFP)
The Security Council has two committees on counterterrorism — 1267 deals with the UNSC sanctions regime, and the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) on capacity-building. Given that India has been a major target of terrorism, chairing at least one of them was important for us politically, and our interest was made known to the other UNSC members in 2010 after we were elected.(AFP)

India, Russia hold talks, agree to work closely on UNSC issues

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 11:08 AM IST
Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UNP and Summits) led the Indian delegation along with officials from the Embassy of India in Moscow.
China India national flag cloth fabric waving on the sky with beautiful sun light - Image (Shutterstock)
China India national flag cloth fabric waving on the sky with beautiful sun light - Image (Shutterstock)

India, China hold consultations on agenda of UN Security Council

UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:12 PM IST
  • India began a two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the Security Council earlier this month.
The Security Council has two committees on counterterrorism — 1267 deals with the UNSC sanctions regime, and the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) on capacity-building. (AFP)
The Security Council has two committees on counterterrorism — 1267 deals with the UNSC sanctions regime, and the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) on capacity-building. (AFP)

India to chair 3 key UNSC committees

PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:41 AM IST
TS Tirumurti, India’s envoy to the UN, said the country was asked to chair three important subsidiary bodies of the Security Council – the Taliban sanctions committee, the counter-terrorism committee and the Libya sanctions committee.
Prime Minister Imran Khan government and the army’s claims to have reined in terrorists has been contested by the joint opposition at their public meetings(AFP)
Prime Minister Imran Khan government and the army’s claims to have reined in terrorists has been contested by the joint opposition at their public meetings(AFP)

Global terrorist Masood Azhar is finally a wanted man in Pak. Dawood next?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Intel reports indicate Dawood Ibrahim’s daughter Mahrukh and her husband Junaid Miandad, son of ex-Pak cricket team captain Javed Miandad, have acquired a Portuguese passport and could move to Europe.
Members of the United Nations Security Council during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York.(File Photo/Reuters)
Members of the United Nations Security Council during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York.(File Photo/Reuters)

India to chair 3 important committees of UNSC: All you need to know about them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:58 AM IST
India began its eighth term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC on Monday with the stated objective of raising its voice against terrorism.
Whatever the opposition put up by China, if India shows it has the diplomatic skills to get other countries to work together, the case for it being a permanent member will become irrefutable.(PTI)
Whatever the opposition put up by China, if India shows it has the diplomatic skills to get other countries to work together, the case for it being a permanent member will become irrefutable.(PTI)

India at the horse shoe table

UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:15 AM IST
As it enters the UNSC, New Delhi must focus on what is feasible and show its abilities
India’s term got underway on Monday with a flag installation ceremony, accompanied by the four other countries joining as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.(AFP/United Nations/Eskinder Debebe)
India’s term got underway on Monday with a flag installation ceremony, accompanied by the four other countries joining as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.(AFP/United Nations/Eskinder Debebe)

India starts UN Security Council term vowing to speak against terror

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:36 PM IST
“India will be a voice for the developing world,” said TS Tirumurti, the Indian permanent representative to the UN.
India will be the UNSC President in August 2021 and will preside over the Council again for a month in 2022.(REUTERS)
India will be the UNSC President in August 2021 and will preside over the Council again for a month in 2022.(REUTERS)

Indian tricolour to be installed at UN Security Council stakeout as country begins 2-year tenure

United Nations | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:19 PM IST
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti will install the tricolour and is expected to make brief remarks at the ceremony.
France was the first P-5 country to support India’s claim for a permanent seat in an expanded and reformed UNSC.(REUTERS)
France was the first P-5 country to support India’s claim for a permanent seat in an expanded and reformed UNSC.(REUTERS)

French Ambassador welcomes India’s new stint at UNSC

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 02:43 PM IST
India and France in past had jointly called for reform of the UNSC that would enable India to gain a permanent seat on it.
The minister was, however, caught on the UN TV camera asking whether he should start his speech again from the salutations!(HT Archives)
The minister was, however, caught on the UN TV camera asking whether he should start his speech again from the salutations!(HT Archives)

How SM Krishna slipped up at UNSC

By Manjeev S Puri
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:33 PM IST
Krishna began by recognising the UNSG. We had not included him in the salutations. He appreciated the presence of two Portuguese-speaking nations. It was not in our prepared text. His third sentence was about Timor-Leste. The penny dropped
The UK delegation also informed India of its priorities during its upcoming presidency of UNSC, including Climate and Security and famine and hunger in conflict situations.(PTI)
The UK delegation also informed India of its priorities during its upcoming presidency of UNSC, including Climate and Security and famine and hunger in conflict situations.(PTI)

India, UK hold bilateral discussions on UNSC agenda

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The Indian delegation briefed their UK counterparts on its priorities during its upcoming UNSC tenure as a non-permanent member, which includes reformed multilateralism and counter-terrorism, informed the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
A file photo of the UN Security Council’s premises at the United Nations headquarters.(AP)
A file photo of the UN Security Council’s premises at the United Nations headquarters.(AP)

India tells UNSC it’s time to speak unequivocally against terrorism

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:09 PM IST
“It is time that the Security Council speaks unequivocally against violence and terrorist forces, and acts against terrorist sanctuaries and safe havens,” T S Tirumurti, the Indian permanent representative, said during an “Aria formula meeting” on Afghanistan
Remember, US support for India’s claim to a permanent UNSC seat was still six years away; President Barack Obama announced it during a visit to India in 2010(REUTERS)
Remember, US support for India’s claim to a permanent UNSC seat was still six years away; President Barack Obama announced it during a visit to India in 2010(REUTERS)

Choosing the nuclear deal over UNSC push

By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a speech last year, implored the world body: “For how long will India be kept out of the decision-making structures of the United Nations?”
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) march outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) march outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.(REUTERS/ FILE)

North American forum warns against China’s rise, wants India to become UNSC permanent member

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:14 PM IST
A handbook, titled China vs. Democracy: The Greatest Game, is a major topic for discussion at the three-day Halifax International Security Forum, which is headquartered in Halifax, Canada
The United Nations logo is seen on a window in an empty hallway at United Nations headquarters in New York, US.(REUTERS/ File)
The United Nations logo is seen on a window in an empty hallway at United Nations headquarters in New York, US.(REUTERS/ File)

‘Impaired organ’: India slams UNSC on slow pace of reforms

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 03:01 AM IST
Participation in a UN General Assembly debate, TS Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the UN, also sought to dismiss Pakistan’s India obsession as “Pavlovian”
The United Nations logo is seen on a window in an empty hallway at United Nations headquarters during the 75th annual UN general assembly high-level debate.(Reuters)
The United Nations logo is seen on a window in an empty hallway at United Nations headquarters during the 75th annual UN general assembly high-level debate.(Reuters)

Pakistan becomes ‘Pavlovian’ whenever India is mentioned: India at UNGA

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 03:40 PM IST
India’s permanent representative to the UN ambassador TS Tirumurti said, “I do not wish to waste the time of this assembly by responding to the irrelevant and irresponsible remarks made by the representative of Pakistan.”
Security Council has been unable to act with credibility essentially due to its unrepresentative nature, said TS Tirumurti.(AP file photo)
Security Council has been unable to act with credibility essentially due to its unrepresentative nature, said TS Tirumurti.(AP file photo)

UNSC has become an impaired organ: India

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:24 AM IST
Speaking at the Assembly, TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, also highlighted that the IGN (Intergovernmental Negotiations) has become like a platform for debate in the university rather than a serious result-oriented process in the UN consisting of sovereign member states.
The Security Council has two committees on counterterrorism — 1267 deals with the UNSC sanctions regime, and the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) on capacity-building. Given that India has been a major target of terrorism, chairing at least one of them was important for us politically, and our interest was made known to the other UNSC members in 2010 after we were elected.(AFP)
The Security Council has two committees on counterterrorism — 1267 deals with the UNSC sanctions regime, and the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) on capacity-building. Given that India has been a major target of terrorism, chairing at least one of them was important for us politically, and our interest was made known to the other UNSC members in 2010 after we were elected.(AFP)

UN: When UK tried to protect Pakistan

By Manjeev S Puri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 07:31 PM IST
Historically, the United Kingdom (UK) has exhibited a soft corner towards Pakistan possibly because of the size and influence of the Pakistani diaspora in the UK and a feeling that the Raj’s divide and rule policy has benefitted them.
Opponents said the Russian draft weakened the initial U.N. resolution adopted in 2000 and nine follow-up resolutions -- which Russia strongly denied.(REUTERS)
Opponents said the Russian draft weakened the initial U.N. resolution adopted in 2000 and nine follow-up resolutions -- which Russia strongly denied.(REUTERS)

UN defeats Russia resolution promoting women at peace tables

United Nations | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 06:07 AM IST
The email vote on the resolution was 5-0, with 10 countries abstaining, far less than the minimum nine “yes” votes required for adoption.
India, along with Mexico and Ireland, was elected a non-permanent member of the UNSC for a two-year term starting January 1, 2021(Reuters)
India, along with Mexico and Ireland, was elected a non-permanent member of the UNSC for a two-year term starting January 1, 2021(Reuters)

India and US discuss UNSC agenda, agree to work closely together

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 02:27 PM IST
India has been pushing for reforms of the United Nations, including the Security Council, stating that its composition doesn’t reflect the current realities and is not representative enough.
Members of an Israeli tech delegation meet with their Emirati counterparts at a hotel in Dubai. The two countries agreed on visa free travel after the recent peace accord.(AFP. Representational Image)
Members of an Israeli tech delegation meet with their Emirati counterparts at a hotel in Dubai. The two countries agreed on visa free travel after the recent peace accord.(AFP. Representational Image)

India calls for Middle East countries to stop support for terrorist forces

New York | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:56 AM IST
India has invested much in the peace and stability of the region by deploying its personnel as part of UN peacekeeping forces, through humanitarian assistance, development cooperation and capacity building.
Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for espionage.(PTI file phot)
Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for espionage.(PTI file phot)

Pak approves bill for review of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction fearing sanctions: Jadhav’s friend

Mumbai | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Kulbhushan Jadhav’s friend Arvind Singh also said that there will be a lot of repercussions if Pakistan will not act according to the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Our permanent representative (PR) was out of New York on March 17 and I had the privilege of leading the Indian delegation(REUTERS)
Our permanent representative (PR) was out of New York on March 17 and I had the privilege of leading the Indian delegation(REUTERS)

On Libya, the drama at the UNSC in 2011 | Opinion

By Manjeev Puri
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 08:03 PM IST
The politics behind the votes have been discussed but the nine votes business saw a brief but heightened drama in the UNSC chamber before the vote was called
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Confidence crisis at UN, reforms needed: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:17 AM IST
In a declaration adopted at the end of the day-long commemorative meeting, the General Assembly committed itself to “instil new life in the discussions on the reform” of the UN Security Council (UNSC), one the principal organs of the world body. India is seeking a permanent seat on the reformed and expanded UNSC.
United Nations: India casts its ballot for UNSC election in General Assembly. India garnered 184 votes out of the 192 ballots cast in the General Assembly to win the election for the non-permanent seat in the powerful Security Council.(PTI)
United Nations: India casts its ballot for UNSC election in General Assembly. India garnered 184 votes out of the 192 ballots cast in the General Assembly to win the election for the non-permanent seat in the powerful Security Council.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: India accuses Pakistan of trying to politicise UNSC’s terrorist listing process and the latest news

PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Pakistan had launched an initiative to designate a total of four Indians as terrorists in 2019, telling the UN Security Council that they were allegedly involved in state-sponsored terrorism.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Pakistan had launched an initiative to designate a total of four Indians as terrorists in 2019, telling the UN Security Council that they were allegedly involved in state-sponsored terrorism.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Imran Khan project to get 2 Indians sanctioned for terror fails, UNSC throws it out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Pakistan has repeatedly sought to rake up what it claims is India’s alleged role in fomenting terrorism on its soil at various UN bodies in recent months, but without any takers for its allegations.
The four countries, also known as G4, outlined their position in a common letter submitted to the President of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday.(Reuters file photo)
The four countries, also known as G4, outlined their position in a common letter submitted to the President of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday.(Reuters file photo)

India, 3 nations call for UNSC reform

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 03:04 AM IST
India has joined hands with Brazil, Germany and Japan to call for expediting the process for reforming the UN Security Council, with the four countries saying that inter-governmental negotiations on the issue have dragged on for more than a decade without substantial progress.
The four countries, also known as G4, outlined their position in a common letter submitted to the President of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande. (Reuters)
The four countries, also known as G4, outlined their position in a common letter submitted to the President of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande. (Reuters)

‘Negotiations should not be held hostage’: India, 3 others on UNSC reform

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 10:48 AM IST
India and the three other countries also expressed their concerns about the inter-governmental negotiations since 2009, saying “there has been practically no progress in the discussions”.
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