Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicUN Security Council

Topic: UN Security Council

All about the UN Security Council and India’s two-year term as non-permanent member

India officially began its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on 1 January, after being elected in June.

UN Security Council condemns ‘atrocious and cowardly’ terror attack in Afghanistan

The attack, for which ISIL has claimed responsibility, took place on 24 October at the Kabul Education Centre, killing 24 people, including students.

India says Pakistan biggest sponsor of cross-border terrorism, ‘masquerading’ as victim

The response came after Islamabad's UN envoy claimed to have given a statement in a Security Council meeting despite it being not open to non-Council members like Pakistan.

Twitter begins to label handles of govt officials, state media for more transparency

The policy will start with the UNSC’s 5 permanent members, where Twitter feeds of state-backed media and officials will be labeled as 'government accounts'.

US to seek UN Security Council vote on extending Iran arms embargo this month

US ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft said the country is willing to reimpose wide-ranging UN sanctions if the vote failed.

Pompeo’s bid to extend arms embargo on Iran finds pushback at UN

China, Europe and Russia Tuesday disputed a US assertion that it holds the right to reimpose UN sanctions even though it quit the accord in 2018.

US seeks indefinite arms embargo on Iran in UN resolution

The expiration of the arms embargo theoretically would let Iran move ahead with purchases of conventional weapons from Russia and China.

UNSC in ‘no hurry’ to discuss China role in Covid-19 pandemic as world locks down

China held the presidency of UNSC till 31 March, and blocked a previous attempt. But with countries battling coronavirus, discussion could be put off for later.

Threat of nuclear weapon being used is higher than it has been in generations: Top UN official

The current international environment is defined by competition over cooperation and the acquisition of arms is prioritised over the pursuit of diplomacy, he said.

US has moved new resolution, but Masood Azhar unlikely to be blacklisted anytime soon

China's vote is crucial for the listing to go through but without a timeline, even that may take years. 

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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