India’s team at UN speaks on country’s approach and priorities as it begins its tenure on the Security Council
Credits: India at UN, NY
India will be a member of the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) for the eight-time as it has been elected as a non-permanent member for 2021–22.
The tenure is important as it comes at a time when the world is fighting a pandemic and decisions will be made that will shape the world in the coming decades.
TS Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations said “ During the next two years, I’m confident that Indian will bring with it the Indian way of doing things and contribute to more co-operative and inclusive decision-making. process in the Security Council.”
India will take the presidency of the council in August 2021 and in the same month will also celebrate its 75th Independence Day.
Deputy Permanent Representative(Political Coordinator) Mr. R Ravindra said that India wanted ‘progress and prosperity’ in Africa and a ‘ conflict-free’ West Asia as these are the dominating issues in the Security Council.
India’s previous tenure at the UNSC has seen historical decisions being made.
As president of the Council India presided over the adoption of resolutions over ending hostilities in the Korean Peninsula during its first tenure between 1950–51.
In its third tenure between 1972–73, India strongly supported Bangladesh’s inclusion in the United Nation.