UNSC

  • Obama reiterates support for India as UNSC member April 8, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama has reiterated US support for India's membership of a reformed UN Security Council as he considers it a foreign policy priority to continue to strengthen India-US relationship. "What the President said was that he said in the context of a reformed Security Council that the President would...
  • UN moves should not give legitimacy to non-state actors: India March 26, 2015

    United Nations: India has cautioned that the UN should not give "political legitimacy" to non-state actors by bypassing national governments, saying the access to non- state armed groups should be through a cooperation framework between the UN and the concerned government. "It is important that access of the United Nations to...
  • Barack Obama endorses India's bid for UNSC permanent membership February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN Security Council, the White House has said. "As it relates to India's membership in the security council, I know the President endorsed that...The Security Council in the context of a variety of other important...
  • India's permanent UNSC seat unacceptable: Sharif tells Obama February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: India's permanent membership in the reformed UN Security Council is unacceptable to Pakistan as it has not complied with UN resolutions on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told US President Barack Obama. The US President called Sharif on Thursday and both leaders discussed issues of mutual interest and...
  • News 360: China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing has no problem...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 12, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Ahead of PM Modi's visit, China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing...
  • Pakistan opposes US support for India's bid to UN Security Council January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after US President Barack Obama assured that they will push for India's permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council, Pakistan has opposed the bid. Pakistan's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said US support for India's permanent seat in the UNSC...
  • PM Narendra Modi greets UN October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: On the United Nations Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the world body and said it was time for its member nations to further the cause of world peace and prosperity. "I convey my greetings on @UN Day. It is a day to celebrate the achievements...
  • India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism October 24, 2014

    United Nations: India has asked the UN Security Council to enforce its resolutions on countering terrorism "without exception" and include a "mandatory time-bound reporting" on compliance to stem the ever-widening spiral of violence. India's Ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji while speaking at an open debate on the "Working Methods...
  • Pakistan briefs P-5 about security tensions on LoC, IB October 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday briefed the envoys of five permanent members of the UN Security Council about the tensions on the LoC and International Border with India. In a statement, Pakistan Foreign Office said Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz briefed the ambassadors...
  • PM Modi talks 'strong SAARC' with neighbours; gets Yoga Day support September 28, 2014

    New York: Taking forward his 'neighbourhood first' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed matters of regional and bilateral cooperation with top leaders of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The three neighbouring leaders also promised their full support to Modi's suggestion to the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once...
  • UNSC should reflect ground realities of 21st century: Modi September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Strongly pitching for the much needed reforms in the United Nations Security Council, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the international community for changes in the 15-member powerful body by next year; when the UN celebrates its 70th anniversary. "We must reform the United Nations, including the Security...
  • We must make the UN Security Council more democratic: Modi at UNGA September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said, "UN Security Council must introduce more permanent members to combat terrorism. More nations should be involved in the UN decision making process." ...
  • Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts September 26, 2014

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN Security Council during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola September 16, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis on Thursday to find ways to scale up the global response to the epidemic, the US ambassador announced. "It is crucial that council members discuss the status of the epidemic, confer on a coordinated international response...
  • UNSC strongly condemns 'heinous' murder of Briton by ISIL September 15, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of British humanitarian aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State terror group, saying the outfit must be defeated and violence it adopts "stamped out." "This crime is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers humanitarian personnel...
  • Bangladesh sacrifices UNSC candidacy for Japan September 6, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a rotational UN Security Council seat in favour of Japan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced. The announcement came at a joint briefing with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday, bdnews24.com reported. In a first visit to Bangladesh by any Japanese prime minister in...
  • US's Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely July 29, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck...
  • UNSC calls for immediate ceasefire as Gaza toll rises to 501 July 21, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, even as UN chief Ban Kimoon met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar in the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to end the escalating conflict that has killed...
  • Modi to attend BRICS meet; India to take up UNSC reforms July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In his first participation in a global meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the sixth summit of BRICS countries in Brazil on July 1416 where reforms of the UN Security Council and issues like the BRICS development bank and climate change are likely to be taken up. It...
  • Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes April 14, 2014

    Slaviansk: Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. As the 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline issued by authorities in Kiev expired, a Reuters...
  • UNSC unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution February 23, 2014

    The UN Security Council achieved rare unity to act on Syria's civil war on Saturday when Russia and China supported adoption of a resolution to boost aid access in Syria that threatens to take "further steps" in the case of non-compliance. Russia, supported by China, has shielded its ally Syria on...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India February 6, 2014

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Cuba October 30, 2013

    Havana: After concluding a "landmark" tour of Peru during which four agreements were signed, Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived in Cuba, one of the founders of the Nonaligned movement like India. It is the first ever bilateral visit by any Indian VVIP to the Communist country as earlier trips by Prime...
  • Chile supports India, Brazil as permanent members of UNSC October 5, 2013

    Washington: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has supported India, Brazil, Germany and Japan's bid for a permanent seat in UNSC. "I think that countries like Brazil, Germany, Japan, India should be part of the Security Council as permanent members," Pinera told the popular Charlie Rose Show in an interview on the PBS. The...
  • UNSC adopts resolution on Syria, demands elimination of chemical arms September 28, 2013

    The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar alAssad's government if it does not comply. The unanimous vote by the 15member Security Council ended weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia and...
  • Western envoys say countries agreed on UNSC resolution on Syria, Russia denies it September 26, 2013

    Envoys from the United States, Russia, France, China and Britain have come to an agreement on the core of a UN Security Council resolution to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, three Western diplomats said on Wednesday, but Russia denied such an accord had been reached and insisted work was...
  • Diplomatic efforts intensify on corralling Syrian chemical arms September 12, 2013

    Geneva: Diplomatic efforts to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control intensified on Wednesday while UN rights investigators detailed what they called war crimes carried out largely by Syrian government forces in the civil war. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by phone, the...
  • UN chief takes responsibility for failing to control Syrian war crimes September 12, 2013

    Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Geneva on Thursday to discuss Syria issue. ...