New Delhi: Ebola has induced panic all over the world. The deadly virus has killed nearly 3000 people in West Africa till now, according to latest figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) group said it will intensify cooperation to achieve a "decisive" conclusion of the reform of the UN Security Council by next year, including expansion in its permanent and non-permanent categories to better reflect present day realities and to make it more representative.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN Security Council during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held bilateral meetings with seven foreign ministers here during which “strong support” was found for India's permanent membership in a reformed UN Security Council, according to the Indian mission to the UN.
In a rare move, US President Barack Obama chaired a crucial UN Security Council meeting during which a resolution was unanimously adopted demanding that countries take action to stem the flow of foreign jihadists to terror groups like the Islamic State.
Early reform of the UN Security Council, terrorism and peacekeeping will be among the main issues that India will pursue during the world body's General Assembly session, Indian Ambassador to the UN has said.
In an unprecedented action, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council has declared the Ebola virus disease "a threat to international peace and security" while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the formation of an emergency mission to fight the deadly disease.
A stronger China is not a threat to any country, Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday said and stressed on a "fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable" solution to the vexed boundary issue at an early date through peaceful talks.