India appears forward to being again Inside the UN Safety Council, Exterior Affairs S Jaishankar said on Thursday as he declared the nation’s candidature as non-everlasting member for the 2028-29 time period.

Jaishankar arrived on Tuesday to preside over two signature events on counter-terrorism and retypeed multilateralism held beneath India’s current Presidency of the UN Safety Council, earlier than the curtains come down this month on the nation’s two-yr tenure as elected member of the 15-nation prime organ of the world physique.

“I am glad To inform you that We now have declared our candidature for our subsequent tenure On the Council for 2028-29 and We look forward to being again,” he said as India prepares to wrap up its 2021-22 tenure as elected Council member on December 31.

Addressing reporters On the UN Safety Council stakeout after chairing the signature event on counterterrorism, Jaishankar said that December is the final month of India’s current membership of The security Council, the eighth time that India sat On the extremely effective horse-shoe desk.
“All by way of this eighth innings of ours, We now have tried to convey many themes Of up So far relevance like maritime security, know-how in UN peacekeeping, retypes of the UN and counterterrorism to The center of the agenda and of The converse Inside the UN,” he said.

“We have additionally sought to be the voice of The worldwide South on many Factors with concern. We have tried to not solely articulate their pursuits and anxieties However in addition tried to see whether or not we might Pertype a bridging position Inside the Council,” Jaishankar said, as he thanked his fellow members of The security Council.

“It has been a pleasure working with them,” he said.

The earlier eight time durations that India has been Inside the Council are 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and 2011-2012.

On December 1, India assumed the month-to-month rotating Presidency of The security Council, the second time after August 2021 that India is presiding over the Council during its two yr tenure as elected UNSC member.

India, whose 2021-2022 time period on the Council ends December 31, has been On the forefront of efforts calling for pressing retype of The security Council, which has remained deeply divisive in Dealing with current challenges.

India has asserted thOn the Council, in its current type, Does not mirror right now’s geo-political realities and its credibility is In hazard if nations such creating powers like India Do not have a everlasting seat On the horse-shoe desk.



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