India vows to 'overcome fault lines' as it takes charge at UNSC

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 05, 2020, 12:47 PM(IST)

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The elections for the 5 non-permanent seats of United Nations Security Council will take place on 17th June with India being one of the candidates.

India on Friday listed out its priorities as it is all set to be elected as a non-permanent seat for United Nations Security Council from January 2021 saying that it will help "overcome faultline" in a world in which "normal process of international governance" has come under "strain as frictions have occurred".

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar while launching the brochure outlining India's priority as part of a campaign for UNSC elected seat said, " As a rule-abiding democracy and as a positive contributor to the security of the global commons in India will work constructively with partners to overcome old and new faultlines and will offer an innovative and inclusive solution".

Explaining, "India can play a positive global role and we have always been the voice of reason. We advocate dialogue consultations & fairness".

The elections for the 5 non-permanent seats of United Nations Security Council will take place on 17th June with India being one of the candidates. India will be standing unopposed for the Asia Pacific seat which is currently held by Indonesia and had announced its candidacy for the the2021-2022 term in November 2013. It was endorsed by the Asia Pacific group in June 2019.

Highlighting the concerns regarding the ongoing COVID crisis, EAM said, "COVID pandemic & its grave economic repercussion will test the world like never before" and India will, "will help developing countries obtain the necessary support to recover the COVID pandemic".
 
The Priorities Paper or the brochure issued by India lists 5 main priorities including an Effective response to international terrorism & reforming the multilateral system which remains "unreformed & under-represented". New Delhi's approach will be guided by "Five S’s”, as set out by the Prime Minister which is Samman (Respect), Samvad (Dialogue), Sahyog (cooperation), Shanti (Peace), to create conditions for universal & Samriddhi (Prosperity).

All in All 7 member states--Canada, Djibouti, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway are in the fray. For one seat of Africa--Djibouti and Kenya are standing, for 2 seats of western Europe and others--3 countries, Canada, Ireland and Norway standing. For the Asia Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean seat--India and Mexico stand unopposed.
 
As the founding member of the world body, India has served 7 times as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. India’s overall objective during its tenure in the UN Security Council starting next year will be the achievement of N.O.R.M.S: a New Orientation for a Reformed Multilateral System.

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