UNGA Votes To Expand Rights For Palestine Asks Security Council To Reconsider Request For Full Membership Gaza War Israel

In a significant move, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has endorsed a resolution to grant new “rights and privileges” to Palestine, urging the Security Council to reconsider its request for full United Nations membership. The assembly, comprised of 193 member states, approved the resolution sponsored by Arab and Palestinian entities with a notable majority, … Read more

US-Russia Showdown Looms Large As UN Votes On Use Of Nuclear Weapons In Space

The United States and Russia are bracing for a confrontation at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday regarding nuclear weapons in space. The council is slated to vote on a resolution put forward by the US, urging nations to prevent an arms race beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Expectations are high that Russia will veto the … Read more

U.S. Vetoes Palestine’s UN Membership Bid; Faces Fury From Russia, Hamas & Others | Watch

Published on Apr 19, 2024 01:25 PM IST Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas reacted strongly after the United States vetoed Palestine’s bid for full UN membership on April 18. Abbas’s office released a statement, calling the US’ move and ‘aggression’ that pushes the Middle East towards an ‘abyss.’ Palestinian militant group Hamas also condemned … Read more

UN Security Council Passes Resolution Demanding Immediate Gaza Ceasefire For The First Time | World News

NEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council on Monday approved the resolution calling for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza and the “unconditional” release of all hostages held by Hamas following the October 7 attack on Israel, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. He asserted that the resolution must be implemented and any fall in its … Read more

UN Secu Council for First Time Demands Gaza Ceasefire as US Abstains

After more than five months of war, the UN Security Council for the first time Monday demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after the United States, Israel’s ally which vetoed previous drafts, abstained. Drawing unusual applause in the normally staid Security Council, all 14 other members voted in favor of the resolution which “demands an … Read more

India Ruchira Kamboj Stresses Immediate UNSC Reforms Says Otherwise Risk Sending Council To Oblivion

New Delhi: India once again emphasised the pressing need for immediate reforms within the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), cautioning that without such reforms, the global body risks fading into “oblivion.” Expressing frustration over prolonged deliberations, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, highlighted that nearly a quarter-century has passed since world leaders … Read more

Israeli PM Natanyahu Speaks To Russian President Putin Conveys Disapproval Of Moscow Gaza War Stance

New Delhi: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday and expressed displeasure over Moscow’s “anti-Israel” stance at the United Nations, an Israeli statement said, news agency Reuters reported. According to the statement, PM Netanyahu spoke to President Putin and expressed “robust disapproval” of Russia’s “dangerous” cooperation with Iran. The … Read more

India Warns Nations About Vicious Cycle Of Debt Traps At UNSC Meet Presided Over By China

India, during a UN Security Council open debate, called for transparent and equitable financing while cautioning against the dangers of unsustainable financing leading to a vicious cycle of debt traps. R. Madhu Sudan, Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, delivered the remarks on Monday during the debate on ‘Maintenance of International Peace and … Read more

India’s ‘debt trap’ dig at China at UN Security Council meet

In a veiled attack on China, India said that the international community should work on transparent and equitable financing and be vigilant towards the dangers of unsustainable financing which leads to a vicious cycle of debt traps. “Peace is elusive and development a distant dream if resource crunch continues to exist. Hence, India in various … Read more

Israel Gaza War Envoy Slams UNSC For Failing To Condemn Hamas Attack

Israel-Gaza War: Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, lashed out at the United Nations Security Council for failing to condemn the surprise attack launched by the militant group Hamas on Israel on October 7 and the killing of unarmed civilians. Addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council, the Israeli envoy urged … Read more