India assails ‘disguised veto’ at UN Security Council anti-terrorism panel protecting Pak-based terrorists

India has assailed the secretive “subterranean” working of the Security Council sanctions committee on terrorism, accusing it of allowing a system of “disguised veto” in blocking the listing of Pakistan-linked terrorists. “For genuine, evidence-based listing proposals for globally sanctioned terrorists to be blocked. without giving any justification, is uncalled for and smacks of doublespeak when it comes to the council’s commitment in tackling the challenge of terrorism,” India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj said on Monday.

At UNGA, India calls for “immediate de-escalation” in Gaza; reiterates two-state stand

India has called for an “immediate de-escalation and eschewing of violence” in Gaza but stopped short of specifically mentioning a ceasefire, which is now a broad demand across the UN but opposed by Israel. “In order to arrive at a lasting solution, we urge for an immediate de-escalation and eschewing of violence,” India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday.

At United Nations, India decries primacy of open markets in food grains

India has decried the primacy of the concept of open markets in food grains amid warnings from United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres of a looming “hellscape of hunger” for the world’s poorest. “Open Markets must not become an argument to perpetuate inequity and promote discrimination” in the availability of food grain, India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj told the Security Council on Tuesday.

India to chair 62nd UN Commission for Social Development in 2024

India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, on Monday chaired a member-state briefing in preparation for the 62nd UN Commission for Social Development in February 2024. Taking to X, ‘India at UN’ shared details about the briefing in a post, saying, “India led an insightful member state briefing in preparation for the 62nd UN Commission for Social Development in Feb 2024. Together, we aim to foster global cooperation for a more inclusive and sustainable future.”

UN Secretary General “strong advocate” for UNSC permanent seat for India

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been a “strong advocate” for India’s inclusion in the permanent seat for United Nations Security Council, his spokesperson said on Thursday. “In terms of Security Council, the secretary general has been a strong advocate for Security Council reform to make it more reflective of the world that we live in today, as opposed to the world in 1945,” Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said.

India responds to Pakistan attack in UN General Assembly with biting sarcasm

India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Ruchira Kamboj offered Pakistan the “utmost sympathy” for what she described as its mindset of ignorance and inability to comprehend the culture of peace. In a voice dripping with sarcasm, she blew off a Pakistani attack on India at the General Assembly on Wednesday saying: “We have nothing but the utmost sympathy for such a mindset that utters falsehoods repeatedly, arising undeniably out of ignorance, and a total lack of appreciation for a culture of peace.”