In the backdrop of a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic and flux in geopolitical hotspots, India, an emerging power and a voice of moderation, has assumed the monthly presidency of …Read More
In the first-ever digital edition of the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an impassioned and eloquent case for a permanent seat for India in the UN …Read More
Diplomat extraordinaire and an ardent advocate of India’s enhanced role on the global stage, Syed Akbaruddin has represented the Asian country of 1.3 billion people at the United Nations with …Read More
Affirming India’s growing global standing and contributions, India has been elected to four key bodies of the United Nations- the ECOSOC, UNICEF, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice …Read More
In a bid to move towards a more inclusive and nondiscriminatory international security agenda, India has pitched for a “meaningful dialogue” among all countries with nuclear weapons to build trust and confidence and reduce the “salience of nuclear weapons in international affairs and security doctrines”.
Speaking at a session of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC), India’s Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, Ambassador D B Venkatesh Varma, said that India has supported the proposal put forward by Indonesia on behalf of Non-Aligned Movement to commence talks on a Comprehensive Nuclear Weapons Convention. He said that, “India attaches the highest priority to global, non- discriminatory, verifiable nuclear disarmament and the complete elimination of nuclear weapons in a time bound manner.” He added that Disarmament Commission as a platform for dialogue and cooperation was significant and its functioning needs to be improved by undertaking “focused and result oriented discussions” on items on its agenda.Read More
Invoking the founding principles of the United Nations, India has exhorted the UN Security Council to play an active role to provide stability and regional peace in the countries engulfed …Read More