The pandemic has taken an even greater toll on emerging economies already faced with poverty, inequality and underdevelopment, he added.
Speaking in the UN General Assembly, TS Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative to the UN, lamented that nothing has moved for more than a decade in the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) except hearing passionate statements on the need for reform
UN faces 'crisis of confidence' without comprehensive reforms, says Narendra Modi in address to world body
Modi asserted that the world needs a reformed multilateralism that reflects today's realities and gives voice to all stakeholders
The Donald Trump administration said it was imposing sanctions on 27 individuals and entities, including Iran's defence ministry, under a UN resolution
Antonio Guterres said COVID-19 has raised growing questions about the effectiveness of health systems, social services, trust in institutions and systems of governance
The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement asked China to draw proper conclusions from such 'infructuous attempts'
With Iran arms embargo set to expire in October, US calls for indefinite extension, but finds few takers at UN
Britain, France and Germany voiced unease at both the expiration of the embargo and the US approach, particularly the 'snapback' to the 2015 deal, which they flatly opposed
China gives lukewarm response to India's win at UNSC, says 'would like to enhance cooperation with all parties'
Along with India, Norway, Ireland and Mexico will join the Security Council as the non-permanent members for a two-year term beginning 1 January, 2021. This is the eighth time that India will sit at the council's horseshoe-shaped table.
In a first-of-its-kind election during COVID-19 pandemic, India elected to UN Security Council with overwhelming majority
India has been overwhelmingly elected as a non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term, in an unprecedented election where envoys from the 192 member states voted wearing masks and in adherence to the strict social distancing norms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
India set for comfortable victory in UN Security Council elections; world body to elect five non-permanent members for 2021-22 term today
India's victory in the UN Security Council is certain since it is the sole candidate vying for the lone seat from the grouping.
Coronavirus is idling North Korea's ships and in the process, achieving what UNSC sanctions could not
President Donald Trump has called the coronavirus “the invisible enemy”. But when it comes to sanctions on North Korea, the pathogen may turn out to be his administration’s most effective ally
The UN counter-terrorism chief has said that cheap and easily accessible small arms are increasingly becoming the "weapon of choice" for many terror groups around the world posing a serious threat to international peace and security.
India cautions against involving external actors in internal conflicts during UNSC debate, says they entail increased level of coercion
While taking part in UNSC debate, India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu on Thursday cautioned against the involvement of external actors in the internal or quasi-internal conflicts of states
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro set to begin four-day India visit on 24 Jan, will be chief guest at 71st Republic Day parade
On 21 January, Bolsonaro will address a group of Indian and Brazilian business leaders at the India-Brazil Business Forum, according to the MEA.
China defends raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, calls it goodwill gesture to de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions
Stoutly defending its decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UNSC as an attempt to de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions and out of 'goodwill', China on Friday claimed that "most of the members" of the Council have voiced their concern over the situation in the Valley
India hits out at Pakistan's 'all-weather-ally' China for trying to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC, says Beijing should reflect on global consensus
India on Thursday delivered an unusually blunt message to China for its attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council, asking it to seriously reflect on the global consensus and refrain from taking such action in the future
MEA hits out at China for trying to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC; India to invite Imran Khan to attend SCO meet later this year
India on Thursday hit out at China for helping Pakistan in trying to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying Beijing should seriously reflect on the global consensus and refrain from such actions in the future
Pakistan's China-backed bid to raise Kashmir issue in UNSC fails for the second time; members say bilateral matter
India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed yet again to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to focus on the hard tasks it has to address in order to ensure normal relations with India
China makes fresh bid to raise Kashmir issue during closed-door UNSC meet; France likely to veto agenda, sources tell PTI
China has made a fresh pitch to raise the Kashmir issue in a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday, but the attempt is likely to fail as all other member countries of the body are set to oppose it
Indian govt and media's harsh reaction to Turkey's comments on Kashmir an unwarranted misreading of situation
Many India-watchers in Turkey are surprised to see the harsh reactions both from Indian officials and the general public — the sort of reactions only Turkey is receiving