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Bernice A. King, the daughter of Martin Luther King, from left, Princess Hayu, the daughter of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, and Anantha Duraiappah, the director UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development( MGIEP), at a panel discussion at the United Nations to commemorate the International Day of Nonviolence on September 30, 2022. (Photo Source: UN)

Mahatma Gandhi ‘comes’ to UN, inspiring ideas of education and peace, as war rhetoric is traded in Security Council

A lifesize, speaking, gesticulating presence on the stage, the Gandhi avatar provoked, prodded and challenged a panel made up of an activist, a diplomat, a youth and an economist to delve into the meaning of education for humanity.

India abstains once again on UNSC resolution condemning Russia’s referendum to annex Ukraine areas

Kamboj said, “India’s position has been clear and consistent from the very beginning of this conflict: The global order is anchored on the principles of the UN Charter, international law and respect for sovereignty and the territorial integrity of all states”.

India projects itself as a global leader, says it believes in 'reformed multilateralism'

India’s “age-old outlook”, he said, “sees the world as one family. We believe that national good and global good can be entirely in harmony”.

G4 ministers to push 'consolidated text' for adoption for UNSC reform

A small group of countries led by Italy and which includes Pakistan has blocked the adoption of a negotiating text which would be the bases of discussions and move the reform process.

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Pakistan's actions do not match words; peace possible in subcontinent when Islamabad ends terror: India

“The desire for peace, security and progress in the Indian subcontinent is real. It is also widely shared and it can be realized”, he said. “That will surely happen when cross-border terrorism ceases, when governments come clean with the international community and with their own people, when minorities are not persecuted, and not least when we recognize these realities before this Assembly”, the Indian diplomat said.

In a speech full of contradictions, Sharif says time to take up 21st century challenges, but goes back to old disputes

Sharif offered “to sit down then and talk to our Indian counterparts to pave the way forward for future so that our generations do not suffer, so that we spend our resources on mitigating miseries on building structures to face these floods and outburst of clouds” – but only after India gives in to his demands on Kashmir.

India in focus: Britain seeks to deepen ties with fellow democracies like India after French president quotes Modi to press for global coalition

Modi's exhortation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the Ukraine war, saying the "time is not for war", has been widely welcomed, including by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other world leaders at the UN.

After meeting with Modi, Erdogan takes seemingly neutral stance on Kashmir at UNGA; hopes for ‘permanent peace’

While some initial signs of the ice-breaking could be seen when Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu at Dushanbe in Tajikistan in April 2021, this was the first time the leaders of the two countries met in person since President Erdoğan’s last visit to India in 2017.

World is in 'big trouble’; there is colossal global dysfunction, but no collective problem-solving, says Guterres

He said, “At one stage, international relations seemed to be moving toward a G-2 world; now we risk ending up with G-nothing. No cooperation. No dialogue. No collective problem-solving”.

World leaders meet at UNGA under dark clouds; Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan leaders to attend; Modi to give it a miss

From South Asia, the two newly elected leaders of troubled countries, Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Sri Lanka's President Ranil Wickremesinghe, are among the scheduled participants along with Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, Sher Bahadur Deuba of Nepal and Lotay Tshering of Bhutan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not attending the meeting this year and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to speak for India on Saturday.

US president to present proposals at UNGA for expanding Security Council membership

US President Joe Biden will present at the high-level General Assembly meeting next week ideas for moving forward the long-delayed UN Security Council reform process that includes expanding it, according to US Permanent Representative Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

World ‘in great peril,’ blighted by war, climate chaos and hate, needs immediate action: Gutteres

“What is happening in Pakistan demonstrates the sheer inadequacy of the global response to the climate crisis, and the betrayal and injustice at the heart of it”, he said.

New UNGA president to give impetus to UNSC reform

The reform process known formally as the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) has been virtually blocked over decades from proceeding by a determined minority that has stopped it from adopting a negotiating text

India considers Kashmir bilateral matter, turns down mediation offer, says UN chief in Pakistan

“From Pakistan, I am issuing a global appeal: stop the madness; end the war with nature; invest in renewable energy now”

UNSC reform process ‘took baby steps’ but didn’t meet expectations, says outgoing president Abdulla Shahid

A small group of countries, including Pakistan and Italy, who call themselves United for Consensus (UfC), have been blocking the adoption of a formal negotiating text or procedures for the negotiations and the labelling of some discussions as “unformals” is an apparent sop to them

China accused of ‘crimes against humanity' in a damning UN human rights report

Callamard said the report “lays bare the scale and severity of the human rights violations taking place in Xinjiang – which Amnesty International previously concluded amounted to crimes against humanity. There can be little doubt why the Chinese government fought so hard to pressure the UN to conceal it”

Pakistan doesn’t expect any better relations with India because of flood disaster

Pakistan's Finance Minister Miftah Ismail was reported as saying that Islamabad would consider importing vegetables from India given the devastation to Pakistan's agriculture

India warns of ‘significant increase’ in terrorist presence in Afghanistan, expresses concern over well-being of women and girls

“We join others in calling for the protection of the rights of women and girls, and to ensure that the long-fought gains of the last two decades are not reversed”, the Indian representative said.

Indian Army general takes command of UN’s largest peacekeeping operation in South Sudan

Lt Gen. Mohan Subramanian of India has taken over the command of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, the largest of its 13 global operations

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