Courtesy/By: Riddhima Kedia | 06 Jul 2020 22:24pm IST


United Nations: India has been a “very responsible” player in the International forum and will stimulate actions in different fields. It will help the global body contribute to the project focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, said a UN official. 

Last month, India won the elections of the UN Security Council and will stand as a non-permanent member for two-year, in effect from January 2021. The country acquired a total of 184 votes out of 192 ballots cast in the UN General Assembly, marking it a big win. Lately, India had been elected as a non-permanent member of the powerful Security Council for the years 1950 1951, 1967 1968, 1972 1973, 1977 1978, 1984 1985, 1991 1992, and most recently in 2011 2012. 

UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande told PTI in an interview, “India is a very important country in the world in terms of technology, in terms of people, in terms of ideas and it also has been a very strong member of many other international organizations and can bring sensitivities of those organizations to bear in discussions (at the UN and as a Security Council member)”.

President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said, “India has given a great deal of support to other countries not only in its region but also elsewhere. So, we expect that it will bring some focus to Development Goals (SDG) issues as it will bring some focus to discussions around respect for other countries. I think its relationship within the Commonwealth and other fora (like the) Non-Aligned Movement, the G77, you name it. It has been a very responsible player in those fora, so we expect that it will galvanize action in those areas of importance to those organizations as well, Muhammad-Bande said last week”. 

Questioned about the role of India’s contribution to medicine and vaccines, Tijjani said India can be helpful because it has a very strong relationship with its neighbors. It operates within the Commonwealth; it operates within its region. It also operates at the UN and we are a platform to give further support to the efforts of the global community.

The UN officials said that there was a resolution of the General Assembly agreed by all Member States to give support to the idea of the availability of vaccines.

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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 07 Jul 2020 9:31am IST

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