‘Can’t be my way or highway’: India slams UFC model on UNSC reforms

India on Tuesday slammed the Uniting for Consensus (UFC) model on United Nations Security Council reforms, citing that it won’t empower Africa or Global South nations or change permanent seat membership. The UFC, which comprises 12 countries and two observers, including a P5 nation, stands against the idea advocated by a majority of the UN member states — which is an expansion in the permanent and non-permanent categories of an expanded Security Council.

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.

US, India call for perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot terrorist attacks to be brought to justice

In a statement after the Counterterrorism Joint Working Group (CTJWG) and 6th Designations Dialogue, India and the United States have strongly called for the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot terrorist attacks to be brought to justice. The two countries, as they held the dialogue, also called for concerted action against all terrorist groups, including those proscribed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Sanctions Committee — al-Qaida, ISIS/Daesh, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the Ministry of External Affairs said in an official release.

US consulting countries to break deadlock on adding UNSC permanent members: Biden

The US is holding consultations with many countries to break the gridlock on reforming the UN Security Council and adding more permanent members, President Joe Biden said. Speaking to world leaders at the high-level annual session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, he said: “We need to be able to break the gridlock that too often stymies progress and blocks consensus on the Council. We need more voices and more perspectives at the table.”

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.