India ‘very accountable’ participant in world fora, can galvanise motion as UNSC member: UN official


United Nations, July 6

India has been a “very responsible” participant in worldwide fora, and because it sits on the UN Security Council, it will probably galvanise motion in varied areas and in addition convey give attention to the Sustainable Development Goals, a high UN official has stated.

India overwhelmingly gained its election to the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member final month for a two-year time period that may start in January 2021. It garnered 184 votes out of the 192 ballots solid within the UN General Assembly.

Previously, India had been elected as a non-permanent member of the highly effective Security Council for the years 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992, and most not too long ago in 2011-2012.

“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 organisations and can bring sensitivities of those organisations to bear in discussions (at the UN and as a Security Council member),” UN General Assembly president Tijjani Muhammad-Bande instructed PTI in an interview.

Responding to a query on expectations from India because it prepares to take a seat within the Security Council subsequent 12 months, he stated India had given quite a lot of assist to different international locations not solely in its personal area, but in addition elsewhere.

“So, we count on that it’s going to convey some focus to Development Goals (SDG) points as it can convey some focus to discussions round respect for different international locations.

“I feel its personal relationship inside the Commonwealth and different fora (just like the) Non-Aligned Movement, the G77, you title it. It has been a really accountable participant in these fora, so we count on that it’s going to galvanise motion in these areas of significance to these organisations as effectively,” Muhammad-Bande stated final week.

On a query about what function India can play, along with the UN, to advertise entry to reasonably priced medicines and vaccines, significantly within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, he stated India might be useful as a result of it has a “very strong” relationship with its neighbours.

“It operates within the Commonwealth, it operates within its region. It also operates at the UN and they are a platform to give further support to the efforts of the global community,” he stated.

The UN official stated there was a decision of the General Assembly agreed to by all Member States to offer assist to the thought of availability of vaccines.

“Countries which might be capable of produce shortly the wanted vaccines when developed in fact have a duty and those that are capable of present some funding to ensure that this occurs.

“And then we’ll have a mechanism to allow those who really need access. Even before the crisis, many countries were struggling and the situation has become extremely more difficult for many countries,” he stated. PTI



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