India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (Photo: Twitter)

From nonalignment to ‘Vishwa Mitra’, a power for global good: Jaishankar outlines evolution of Indian foreign policy

Jaishankar challenged the existing global power structure as a multipolar world emerges: “The days when a few nations set the agenda and expected others to fall in line are over”. 

Global South leaders hail India’s contribution; seek its larger role in resolving crises affecting them

Bhutan’s Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji said that India providing Covid vaccines to about 100 countries “was one of the biggest humanitarian initiatives”. 

Pakistan’s old chestnut; caretaker PM keeps up Kashmir rant at UN

Kakar qualified Islamabad’s opposition to terrorism by giving a free pass to those he considered involved in “freedom struggles” – that in Pakistan’s view would include terrorists against India.

India-to-Europe Economic Corridor is a ‘blessing’, says Israeli PM at UN

Netanyahu, who uses props in his addresses to the UN, pulled up a map of the region and with a red marker dramatically traced the route of the India-to-Europe corridor.

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Pakistan urged by UN chief to ‘respect due process’ in Imran Khan case, avoid violence

Khan and his party have called for peaceful protests but the response has been feeble and the expected mass demonstrations have not materialised so far unlike in May when he was arrested on corruption charges.

India to leverage its G20 presidency to ‘depoliticise’ global food, medical supplies

It was a tacit criticism of Russia for dumping the UN-sponsored agreement that allowed Ukraine to export foodgrains through Black Sea ports.

UNSC warns about conflict-driven increase in hunger, calls for global concern and help

Blinken warned that by 2050 when the world’s population could reach 10 billion, “climate change could cut output by as much as 30 per cent even as global food demand increases by over 50 per cent”. 

UNSC to focus on food security, human rights during US presidency in August

“Our second area of focus is the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms around the world”, Thomas-Greenfield said.

UN Security Council condemns Pakistan suicide attack; calls for strong action against terrorism regardless of motivation

The Council’s statement that “reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed”, was unanimous, even though one of its permanent members, China, often comes to the aid of Pakistan-based terrorists and protects them against sanctions.

India concerned over Ukraine developments; indirectly criticises Moscow for ending grain deal

Maintaining New Delhi’s delicate balancing act on the Ukraine issue over which it faces tremendous pressure from the West, while being dependent on Russia for crucial defence and energy needs, she did not name either country.

Modi, Sharif scheduled to address UNGA on same day

Guterres will expect Modi to come up with concrete proposals to raise India’s goals to fight climate change.

India donates $1M for Hindi promotion at the UN

Hindi was introduced in the UN by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who became in 1977 the first Indian official when he was the external affairs minister to speak at the UN in the language.

Delhi G20 Summit an opportunity to start reform of global financial system: UN chief

Guterres, who was speaking at the release of the report on the international debt problem by the UN Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG), said, “Half our world is sinking into a development disaster, fuelled by a crushing debt crisis”. 

UN chief calls for global help to end Haiti’s ‘living nightmare’

Indian Central Reserve Police personnel served with MINUSTAH and MINUJUSTH for 11 years starting in 2008 to the UN operations’ end in 2019.

UN drops India from list of countries needing attention over children in armed conflicts; Pakistan chastised for ‘grave violations’

Explaining the steps involved in getting India off the list, Gamba said, “India came forth two years ago to our offices and to our people on the ground, resident coordinator in Delhi as well as the UNICEF representative in the country, and indicated that they were ready to start engagement to see if they can put in place measures that could be sustained through time that would allow for them to be removed”.

UNGA seeks adoption of comprehensive anti-terror pact proposed by India

The main roadblock to adopting the convention proposed by India in 1996 is the definition of terrorists, with some countries like Pakistan claiming that their favoured terrorists are “freedomfighters”.

Modi to participate in International Yoga Day celebrations at UN

Following the UN lead, Yoga Day has become an international celebration around the world with group practices and asana demonstrations across the globe.

India denounces attacks on all religions, calls for inter-faith dialogue to fight bigotry

“Sarva dharma sama bhava is a unique concept of Indian secularism, which maintains that all religions are inherently good and worthy of respect”, the Indian representative said.

UN unanimously backs India’s proposal for monument to honour peacekeepers; highest number of peacekeepers killed are from India

A measure of the unity around paying homage to the peacekeeping heroes was the support of Pakistan, which had moments earlier attacked India at the Assembly on a different issue, but joined in as one of the main co-sponsors of the monument resolution.


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