India's ex-UN envoy named secy-general of think tank panel

India's former Ambassador to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri has been appointed Secretary General of a commission, launched by a global think tank, that is aimed at identifying policy proposals to enhance the multilateral system's ability to respond to evolving global challenges.

`Need to strengthen enforcement to destroy terror safe havens`

Describing terrorism as a "horrendous scourge", India, which chairs the UNSC`s Counter Terrorism Committee, has underlined the need to strengthen enforcement efforts to destroy safe havens for terrorists.

India for "zero tolerance" towards gender-based violence

India has called for "zero tolerance" towards gender-based violence as it noted that protection of human rights of women in armed conflict continues to pose a "pressing" challenge.

UNSC adopts India initiated statement to curb piracy

The United Nations Security Council has adopted an India initiated statement expressing serious concern over continued violence by pirates against seafarers and calling for a comprehensive response by the international community.

India calls for concerted efforts to combat terrorism

India has called for concerted global efforts to dismantle terrorist safe havens to isolate groups like Pakistan-based Haqqani network which threatens peace and security in the South Asian region.

India assumes UNSC presidency; hopes to work for seat expansion

India`s two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council would end this year.

Al Qaeda still dangerous: India

Terrorist group al Qaeda still remains a potent and dangerous force despite considerable disruption in its leadership,India`s Permanent Representative to the UN and Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Hardeep Singh Puri said.

India seeks action against terrorist use of WMDs

India has called on the international community to join forces to ensure WMDs and sensitive technologies do not fall into the hands of terrorists.

Clamour for UNSC reform is growing: India

Pitching for an early reform of the UNSC, India has said several countries yearn to be recognised for their contribution to world affairs and resistance to expansion of the body was "unacceptable" to the large majority.

`India, Pak need to be careful of negative forces’

India has said efforts should be made not to allow the forward movement be derailed by "entities and forces" which have held the two sides "to ransom" in the past.

UNGA`s position should be respected: India

India has said revitalisation of the 193-member body is possible only when its position as the chief deliberative of the UN is respected.

‘UNSC no longer reflective of contemporary reality`

Hardeep Singh Puri said India is not in favour of the "discordant trend" that has emerged to enlarge the scope of work of the UN Security Council.

Talks between warring groups important: India

India on Thursday said that the international community should facilitate talks between warring groups in a conflict situation.

India highlights mismatch in UN peacekeeping

The UN Security Council has reaffirmed its primary responsibility for peacekeeping under the UN Charter with India highlighting the "severe mismatch" between the resources and the mandates of peacekeeping operations.

UNSC: India to focus on peacekeeping

India will focus on the issue of UN peacekeeping during its UN Security Council presidency for the month of August, Hardeep Singh Puri, permanent representative of India to the UN has said.

India to preside over UNSC after 19 years

After a gap of 19 years,
India will assume the monthly presidency of the UN Security
Council on August 1.

Puri elected UNSC counter-terror body chief

The committee works to bolster the ability of UN members to prevent terror acts.

India seeks adequate resources for UN peacekeepers

As a country that will join the Security Council in January 2011, India will remain seriously engaged with both the evolution of the normative side and its implementation, Hardeep Singh Puri added.

India gears up to serve in Security Council with new outlook

India is gearing up to serve the powerful UN Security Council as a non-permanent member after a gap of 19 years with a fresh outlook on several international issues, especially human rights.