Editorial: UNited against terror

The UN Security Council condemned the supply of weapons and ammunition to al-Shabab extremists and others in Somalia in violation of a UN arms embargo and voted Monday to extend the ban for a year, saying the al-Qaida affiliate’s terrorist activities continue to destabilize the Horn of Africa nation. Continue Reading

‘Rich nations must deliver climate finance’

Demanding much bolder climate action from G20 nations, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that developed countries must uphold their promise to deliver $100 billion dollars in climate finance annually to the developing world before COP26. Continue Reading

Editorial: Peace is priority

Stressing the role of technology in the safety of UN peacekeepers, India has revealed its plans to launch a mobile tech platform in August this year that will provide terrain-related information to the Blue Helmets in the line of duty. Continue Reading

‘ISIS not just regional terror outfit but global syndicate’

India has told the UN Security Council that the Islamic State is not just another regional terrorist outfit but a global syndicate with affiliated groups across the world, including in the country’s neighbourhood. Continue Reading

When will India start Covid-19 vaccine supply to WHO?

India has informed the UN Security Council that it will gradually supply vaccines to the Covax facility of the World Health Organisation and undertake contractual supplies to various countries in a phased manner, as more than six million doses have been airlifted to nine countries under New Delhi’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’. Continue Reading

‘UN unable to address peace issues’

India has said that the UN Security Council is finding itself unable to act effectively to address increasingly complex issues of international peace and security as it lacked inclusivity of those who need to be members of the powerful organ of the world body. Continue Reading

Editorial: Friends and foes

India, at a special flag installation ceremony organised at the United Nations Security Council stakeout, has made it clear that the country will be a voice for the developing world and against the common enemies of humanity like terrorism. Continue Reading