Majority in UN backs adding permanent members to Security Council: India

An "overwhelming majority" of UN members want more permanent members added to the Security Council to make its decision-making "more participative and democratic", according to India and the three other aspirants for permanent seats.

India questions Secretary General candidates on terrorism

India has questioned prospective UN Secretary General candidates on how they intend to strengthen the counter-terrorism architecture of the world body and plan to achieve long-pending reforms of the Security Council.

India attacks 'secret veto' used to protect terrorists, their backers from UN sanctions

India attacks 'secret veto' used to protect terrorists, their backers from UN sanctions

India said the UN's general members are "never ever" informed of the reason for not acceding to requests for sanctioning terrorists.

Will work with India to realise Ambedkar's vision: UN

Describing B R Ambedkar as a a global "icon" for marginalised people, a top UN official has voiced the world body's commitment to working closely with India to help realise the noted Indian social reformer's vision of empowerment and social and economic equality.

More women involvement needed in conflict prevention: India

Underscoring the challenges posed by the dearth of women in peacekeeping activities, India has called for increasing involvement of women in prevention and resolution of conflicts.

Boost development to enhance women's role in preventing conflicts: India

In UN peacekeeping operations, only three percent of the military and ten percent of the police were women, says India.

Can't allow veto to have a veto over UNSC reform process: India

India said that as long as the veto exists, it should be extended to new permanent members in a reformed UN Security Council.

'Rise of African slaves as rulers, generals shows India's tradition of openness'

The history of Africans who came to India as slaves and rose to lofty heights as princes and generals shows the country`s tradition of openness, India`s UN Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said here Tuesday.

India calls for ''careful planning'' for UN peacekeeping operations

India has stressed on the need for careful planning and consultative dialogue between United Nations Security Council members and the troop contributing countries while formulating the mandate of UN Peace Keeping Operations.

UN's anti-terrorism efforts held hostage by some countries: India

UN's anti-terrorism efforts held hostage by some countries: India

The world organisation`s efforts to fight terrorism is "being held hostage to the whims and fancies" of some countries, India has charged in a critique of the UN`s adherence to its Charter.

Syed Akbaruddin presents his credentials to UN Secretary General

Syed Akbaruddin presents his credentials to UN Secretary General

Senior diplomat Syed Akbaruddin has presented his credentials as India's new permanent representative to the United Nations to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon .

Focus on peace-building to protect civilians in armed conflicts: India to UN

India`s newly appointed Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said this on Tuesday in his first address to the Security Council.

India challenges UN to act unitedly on terror, adopt convention

India has challenged the world body to rise above the differences of its members over fighting terrorism and adopt an international convention to unitedly combat the spreading menace.

India's new UN envoy meets his Pakistani counterpart

India's new Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin met his Pakistani counterpart Maleeha Lodhi and they had a "useful discussion."

Priorities of developing nations must be centre of attention: India

India has stressed that the priorities and needs of developing countries must remain the centre of attention as the ambitious 2030 Development Agenda begins to be implemented.

Syed Akbaruddin appointed as India's envoy to United Nations

Akbaruddin will replace Asoke Kumar Mukerji as the Permanent Representative of India at the UN.

All 54 African countries to attend India-Africa summit

All 54 countries, which have been invited, will be represented at the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) that got underway here on Monday, a senior external affairs ministry official said.

New envoys for Pakistan, China, UN in major MEA reshuffle

Key postings of Indian envoys to Pakistan, China, the UK and the UN have been done by the government in a major reshuffle at the top echelons of External Affairs Ministry.

Vikas Swarup takes over as Spokesperson in MEA

Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose debut novel was made into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", on Saturday assumed charge as Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry.

Modi's visit to Canada first standalone bilateral by Indian PM since 1973: MEA

Modi government on Friday strongly opposed Congress' allegations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not the first Indian PM to visit Canada in 42 years.