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PM Modi bats for UN reforms to 'mirror' current realities

Aug 21, 2015

PM Modi bats for UN reforms to 'mirror' current realities

PM Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for "concrete and effective" outcome to meet the challenge even as he batted for reform of the UN Security Council. #World #India #United Nations #UN #TheySaidIt #UN Security Council #UNSC #PM Narendra Modi
India tells UN to stop sub-contracting peacekeeping operations

Aug 19, 2015

India tells UN to stop sub-contracting peacekeeping operations

The UN should not outsource peacekeeping to regional organisations and disengage itself, India has told the Security Council, reminding that the UN "cannot disengage" with Africa by "sub-contracting peacekeeping". #NewsTracker #UN #Africa #UN Security Council #UN peacekeeping forces #Bhagwant S Bishnoi
We are not welcome: Why PM Modi should stop chasing UN Security Council mirage

Aug 19, 2015

We are not welcome: Why PM Modi should stop chasing UN Security Council mirage

The obsession to sit at the global high table and sup with great powers has worsened since May 2014. It diverts public attention from our filthy and dirty cities, including the PMs parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, which was very recently ranked 418 among 476 cities surveyed by the Urban Development Ministry for defecation under the open sky and solid waste management.Creating illusions of grandeur by invoking national pride is a fascist ploy to fool the common man and Modis government is #India #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Russia #Dubai #UAE #UN Security Council
UN Security council to hold first ever meeting on sexual minorities, Islamic State gay attacks

Aug 14, 2015

UN Security council to hold first ever meeting on sexual minorities, Islamic State gay attacks

The UN Security Council will hold a meeting this month to hear about Islamic State attacks on sexual minorities, the first-ever council meeting focussed on gay rights, the US ambassador said on Thursday. #NewsTracker #UN Security Council #Human Rights #Gay Rights #islamic-state #ISIL
UN Security Council set to vote on Syria chemical weapons probe on Friday

Aug 06, 2015

UN Security Council set to vote on Syria chemical weapons probe on Friday

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Friday a draft resolution that would set up a panel to determine who is responsible for deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria, diplomats said. #World #United States #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #UN #Security Council #Chemical weapons
UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if ceasefire holds

Jul 29, 2015

UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if ceasefire holds

The latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen "has not been respected by any party to the conflict," the U.N. humanitarian chief said on Tuesday, adding that a plan to reach 3 million Yemenis with aid is ready to go if only the fighting would stop. #United Nations #Arab World #Middle East #NewsTracker #Yemen #Security Council
UN Security Council gives nod to landmark Iran nuclear deal

Jul 21, 2015

UN Security Council gives nod to landmark Iran nuclear deal

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously approved the landmark agreement reached with Iran by its permanent members and Germany aimed at stopping Tehran from getting nuclear weapons. #NewsTracker #UN #Iran #Security Council #nuclear deal #approves
Unsustainable 'snap back' mechanism: UN resolution to end Iran sanctions in 10 years

Jul 16, 2015

Unsustainable 'snap back' mechanism: UN resolution to end Iran sanctions in 10 years

A draft U.N. resolution on the Iran nuclear deal that says U.N. sanctions would "snap back" if Iran fails to meet its obligations also contains a surprise: The crucial mechanism will end in 10 years. #US #NewsTracker #UN #Iran #Security Council #Veto #Nuclear discussion
UN's 70th anniversary: Modi talks terrorism, climate change in letter to 193 member states

Jul 15, 2015

UN's 70th anniversary: Modi talks terrorism, climate change in letter to 193 member states

On the 70th anniversary of United Nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to all 193 heads of member states on 4 July summarising his vision of UN's role in a 'rapidly changing world.' #India #Terrorism #Prime Minister #United Nations #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Poverty #UN Security Council #UN 70th anniversary