India, Germany hope for strong momentum for UNSC reform

 India and Germany, both aspirants of a permanent seat in the Security Council, on Wednesday hoped that there will be a strong momentum for "text-based" negotiations which can lead to a positive outcome in the reform of the UN ahead of its 70th anniversary.

Pacific island countries showed widespread support for India's UNSC membership: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that Pacific island countries showed widespread support for India's permanent membership in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit here.

UN backs Syria peace plan after deadly regime strikes

The UN Security Council has backed a push for Syrian peace talks in a rare show of unity after widespread condemnation of regime air strikes that killed nearly 100 people.

US, Russia agree on Syria chemicals weapons draft: US official

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a draft UN resolution aimed at identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria in order to bring them to justice, a US official said on Thursday.

'Restricted UNSC prevents small nations' voice to be heard'

The "restricted and undemocratic" nature of the UN Security Council is preventing developing nations from being heard in the UN body, India has said as it warned that such a situation cannot be sustained for much longer and the Council must be urgently reformed.

Netanyahu lashes out at UNSC for endorsing Iran N-deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lashed out at the UN Security Council`s unanimous endorsement of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Europe to back Iran nuclear deal in signal to US Congress

The European Union will approve the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday, a first step towards lifting Europe`s economic sanctions against Tehran that the bloc hopes will send a signal that the US Congress will follow.

UN Security Council to vote Monday morning on Iran deal

The UN Security Council scheduled a vote for first thing Monday morning on a resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal.

Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

Malaysia has told the UN Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.

Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Malaysia told the Security Council on Thursday that it plans to present a draft resolution soon on creating a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine.

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over Libya deal

The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Libya`s parties to sign an agreement to form a national unity government and threatened sanctions against those who stand in the way of a deal.

UNSC condemns attack against peace mission in Somalia

The UN Security Council strongly condemned an attack by Al Shabaab militants against the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base camp in Leego, causing the death and injury of many Burundian troops, a press statement said on Saturday.

President thanks Tanzania for support to India's bid for UNSC

Thanking Tanzania for its support to India's permanent membership to the United Nations Security Council, President Pranab Mukherjee has said both countries should ensure that institutions of global governance address the concerns of developing countries.

President thanks Tanzania for backing India's UNSC bid

 Thanking Tanzania for its support to India`s claim for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, President Pranab Mukhejee on Friday said the two countries should make common cause to ensure that institutions of global governance address "our concerns".

UNSC needs expansion to reflect global realities: Report

Amid India's push for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, a high-level panel report today called for expanding its membership in line with "present day realities" while emphasising that global institutions were not adept at tackling existing challenges.

Top diplomats` report builds case for change at the UN

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright and a coterie of veteran diplomats are calling for major changes to the United Nations in a report released Tuesday ahead of the world body`s 70th anniversary.

Iran issues warning over Yemen air strikes

Iran has told the UN Security Council that Saudi-led air strikes have twice hit close to its embassy in Yemen and warned of "serious consequences" if more such bombings occur.

India deserves UNSC Permanent membership: PM Modi

Making a strong pitch for India's permanent membership at the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wondered why the country having one-sixth of the world's population was still not getting its rightful place at the powerful world body.

Ukraine requests UN emergency meeting over fresh fighting

The UN Security Council will on Friday discuss an upsurge in fighting in east Ukraine that rattled the official truce.

Mukherjee thanks Belarus for endorsing India''s UNSC bid, Yoga Day

 President Pranab Mukerjee on Wednesday expressed "deep appreciation" for Belarus` endorsement of India`s bid for a permanent UNSC seat and for supporting India`s proposal to declare June 21 as International Day of Yoga.