India in UNSC| India is all set to take over the presidency of the UN Security Council, will take over the presidency from August 1. India set to take over as President of UN Security Council for August
India to take over the Presidency of UN Security Council from August 1
- The first working day of India’s presidency will be on Monday
- Terrorism prevention will remain the main objective of India
United Nations: India will take over the presidency of the UN Security Council on August 1 and is set to host special events in three key areas – maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti said in a video message on the eve of India’s presidency of the 15-nation powerful UN body, “It is a special honor for us to take over the Presidency of the Security Council in the same month.” This is the month in which we are celebrating our 75th Independence Day.
The first working day of India’s presidency will be on Monday, August 2 when Tirumurti will hold a mixed press conference at the UN Headquarters on the month-long Council’s programmes, meaning some people will be there while others can connect via video conference. According to the program released by the United Nations, Tirumurti will also provide details of work to the member countries of the United Nations which are not members of the council.
Tenure will last till December next year
India’s two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council began on January 1, 2021. August’s presidency will be India’s first presidency as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for a 2021-22 term. India will again preside over the council in the last month of its two-year term i.e. in December next year. During his presidency, India will organize three major high-level events in three broad areas – maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.
will focus on
In a video message, Tirumurti said maritime security is India’s top priority and “it is imperative for the Security Council to take a holistic approach to the issue.” close to the heart”. He also said that India will focus on ensuring the safety of peacekeepers, especially through the use of better technology, and will also focus on bringing those guilty of crimes against peacekeepers to the law.
will focus on terrorism
He said that as a country at the forefront of the fight against terrorism, India will continue to emphasize efforts to stop terrorism.
Tirumurti said that in the last seven months of India’s tenure in the council, “we have taken a principled and forward-looking approach on various issues”. We are not afraid to take responsibility. We have been active. We have focused on our priority issues. The ambassador said, “We have made efforts to bridge the gap between the various views within the Council to ensure that the Council stays together and talks in unison on many of today’s important topics. That is what we will try to do under our chairmanship.”
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