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G4 nations pitch for expanding UNSC's permanent members

May 03, 2016

G4 nations pitch for expanding UNSC's permanent members

Decrying the "out of date" structure of the UN Security Council, G4 nations including India have said the problem of "imbalance of influence" in the Council cannot be corrected if only non-permanent members are added to the powerful world body as part of its reform. #Japan #United Nations #Pakistan #Brazil #NewsTracker #Germany #UN #Security Council #G4 #Syed Akbaruddin
Palestine president Abbas calls for UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Apr 12, 2016

Palestine president Abbas calls for UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas seeks an urgent UN resolution on the illegal Israeli settlements. #Obama #NewsTracker #Israel #UN #Security Council #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine
US and allies want UN to put a stop to Iran's missile tests, call the launches 'provocative'

Mar 30, 2016

US and allies want UN to put a stop to Iran's missile tests, call the launches 'provocative'

The United States and three allies are calling for a Security Council meeting to respond to Iran's recent ballistic missile tests which they say were carried out in defiance of a UN resolution. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Germany #Britain #Security Council #Ballistic missiles #UN resolution #China National Security Council
Reflecting global imbalance? Only one woman finds a place on the United Nations Security Council

Mar 17, 2016

Reflecting global imbalance? Only one woman finds a place on the United Nations Security Council

The number of women diplomats at the United Nations has always been low and for the last 70 years only a few have gotten seats on the Security Council. In 2014 there were a record six, in 2015 there were four, and today there is only one woman on the council, US Ambassador Samantha Power. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Security Council #Women #Jeffrey Feltman #Samantha Power
US to raise Iran's 'dangerous' missile tests at UN Security Council

Mar 12, 2016

US to raise Iran's 'dangerous' missile tests at UN Security Council

The United States will raise the issue of Iran's ballistic missile launches during UN Security Council consultations next week and is urging countries to cooperate on undermining Tehran's missile programme, the US envoy to the United Nations said on Friday. #United Nations #US #NewsTracker #UN #markets #Iran #Security Council #United Kingdom #UNSC
New permanent members in reformed UN Security Council must get veto: India

Mar 10, 2016

New permanent members in reformed UN Security Council must get veto: India

India has reaffirmed that new permanent members in a reformed Security Council must get veto power but suggested that its use be deferred to a review conference as "a willingness for compromise". #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Security Council #Veto #Permanent members #Permanent members in UN
US, China to accelerate efforts for UN resolution on North Korea, says US Secretary of State

Jan 27, 2016

US, China to accelerate efforts for UN resolution on North Korea, says US Secretary of State

The US and China will mount an "accelerated effort" to reach agreement on a new United Nations resolution on North Korea #China #US #NewsTracker #UN #North Korea #Security Council #Missiles #nuclear
India makes fervent pitch for permanent seat in UNSC at India-Africa summit

Oct 27, 2015

India makes fervent pitch for permanent seat in UNSC at India-Africa summit

Making a fervent pitch for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, India today said it along with Africa comprising nearly 2.5 billion people "can no longer be excluded from their rightful place" in the world body. #India #Delhi #NewsTracker #UN #Africa #Security Council #UNSC #world body
UN owes India $85 million for peacekeeping operations, debt to Pak even higher

Oct 16, 2015

UN owes India $85 million for peacekeeping operations, debt to Pak even higher

The UN owes India an amount of USD 85 million for its contribution towards peacekeeping operations including troops, police and equipment, a senior management official has said. #United Nations #Pakistan #NewsTracker #UN #Security Council #peacekeeping operations #India at UN