India-China

India deplores Chinese action in shielding Pakistani terrorist from sanctions

This was the second time in two months that China has moved to protect a Pakistani terrorist from sanctions.  It vetoed a proposal in June to sanction Lashkar-e-Tayyiba leader Abdul Rehman Makki

Argentine appointed head of UN Kashmir observer group that India does not recognize

While India allows UNMOGIP to operate in the country in accordance with the Security Council mandate, it maintains that the operation is redundant

Ruchira Kamboj is India's first woman permanent representative at the United Nations

As the Indian envoy, she will have to deal with the intense pressure the country is facing from all sides over its independent stand on Ukraine, neither backing Russia nor unequivocally condemning it, and having to frequently reiterate the position in speeches and votes at the UN.

Two Indian peacekeepers killed in UN operation in DR Congo in Africa

There are 139 police and 1,888 military personnel from India in the DRC mission known by the French initials MONUSCO for UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC

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Modi not scheduled to be at UNGA this year; Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan leaders among those listed to speak

In a sign of the world emerging from the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, all the speeches will be in person at this year’s session that begins on September 20, Paulina Kubiak, the spokesperson for Assembly President Abdulla Shahid, said on Wednesday

Nepalese general appointed Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNDOF

Major General Thapa succeeds Lieutenant General Ishwar Hamal of Nepal who recently completed his assignment

UNGA pushes UNSC reform negotiations once again; India looks at alternatives

Shahid of the Maldives noted that the last reform of the Council had been fifty-seven years ago when it added four non-permanent members, bringing their number to ten

Will India's claim to permanent UNSC seat get strengthened next year?

While the previous reports had expected India’s population to overtake China’s in 2027, the timeline changed to next year because of updates to the data about China, he said.

India votes in UNSC for West-sponsored resolution on Syria; abstains on Russian motion; lifeline snaps for four million trapped people as nations bicker

The people trapped in the rebel-held areas depend on the sole remaining border crossing for international aid that includes food, medicine, emergency nutrition for children and, even, blankets for winter.

Indian Army general appointed commander of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

Nepal has deployed 1,751 troops in the mission and Bangladesh 1,627

An ‘F-Bomb’ hurled at the UN Security Council for its inaction on Syria

An unprecedented “F-Bomb” hurled by a Syrian activist struck the Security Council in a bid to explode the myth of its mighty prowess in enforcing peace around the world

UN chief calls for respecting all religions in aftermath of killing of Hindu; says freedom of expression also very important

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for “full respect for all religions” in the aftermath of the daylight killing of a Hindu tailor in Udaipur, India, reportedly by two men in retaliation for his social media post supporting suspended ruling BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her comments that were seen as derogatory to Islam and Prophet Mohammed

India says civilian deaths in Russian mall attack in Ukraine ‘deeply disturbing’; UN condemns ‘depravity’

New Delhi has given financial assistance as well as foodgrains to countries affected by the conflict, he said. In the last two months, it had sent 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to several countries including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sudan and Yemen and was helping Sri Lanka, he added

Ending terrorism is only way for Pakistan to help Kashmiris, says India, as Pakistan calls for urgent ‘humanitarian assistance’ for Kashmiris

Exercising the right of reply, Birdi said, “The union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were, are and will always remain integral part of India. This includes the areas that are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan”

India says combating religiophobias selective; hatred against non-Abrahamic religions cannot be ignored

UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shaid of the Maldives said, “Cyberspace and social media together with the proliferation of disinformation and fake news have aggravated the effects of hate speech to unprecedented heights”.

At UN Yoga Day, India, Bhutan stress on ‘balance’ and ‘interconnectedness’ for sustainable living; celebrations to focus on ‘Mind over Madness’

At the UN, where the celebration was held a day earlier, most of the attendees, including Shahid, wore white Tshirts emblazoned with the Yoga Day and “75 Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” (75th Independence Day) logos and participated in yoga exercises on the lawn of the UN headquarters next to the East River.

Amid criticism over China visit, UN human rights head won’t seek second term

Her visit to China last month and her statements there were seen as allowing Beijing to exploit it for publicity and whipped up criticism from the US as well human rights groups.

UN official warns of brewing humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka; China commends India’s assistance and offers support

Significantly, in a recent interview to WION TV, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Beijing hadn't responded to Colombo's request for the debt restructuring.

Guterres appoints ex Indian diplomat as tech envoy; important appointments for Pakistani and Bangladeshi diplomats as well

Dujarric said that Gill “ helped secure high-impact international consensus recommendations on regulating artificial intelligence (Al) in lethal autonomous weapon systems in 2017 and 2018, the draft Al ethics recommendation of UNESCO in 2020, and a new international platform on digital health and Al”.

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