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UNSC must be made more representative of developing countries, says Harsh Shringla

Speaking at a multilateral forum, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla also said that India values multipolar global order underpinned on respect for sovereignty.
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Global community must encourage direct peace talks between Israel, Palestine, says India

India will support all international efforts that attempt to achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, TS Tirumurti said Thursday.

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership at bilateral meeting of UN Security Council envoys

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield met India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti and agreed to work together to strengthen multilateralism.
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MEA says Indian govt has accorded highest priority to getting permanent UNSC membership

\Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India is actively engaged in the ongoing inter-governmental negotiations on reform of the UNSC.
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Countering terror will be the focus in India’s eighth stint as UNSC non-permanent member

The MEA also brought up the need for UN reforms in a media briefing held after India’s appointment as a member of the security council.

All about UN Security Council and India’s non-permanent membership for the 8th time

India was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council with an overwhelming majority Wednesday.
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UN Security Council to discuss coronavirus pandemic in closed session on 9 April

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate as a briefer. It remains to be seen whether any press statement on the COVID-19 situation is issued after the meeting.
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China downplays Russia backing India’s bid for UNSC permanent membership, says no consensus

US, UK, France and Russia have backed India's membership bid in the UNSC, but China, which has veto power, has been stonewalling New Delhi's efforts for years.
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Not just terrorists, must target states that sponsor them too: India tells world leaders

India pushed for adopting the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that cuts off terrorists and their financiers from funds, arms and safe havens.
Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

China hints it might block proposal to tag Masood Azhar a terrorist hours before UN meet

China, which holds veto powers in the UN Security Council, has thrice blocked India's proposal to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a terrorist.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.