Sunday, October 17, 2010

After 19 Years India at UNSC as Non-Permanent Member- Striving to be Permanent at UNSC!

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Recently, India was successful in taking the seat as a non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council after getting the majority of votes. India gathered in total 187 votes out of 191 which meant 98% of the UN membership. The other votes went to Pakistan and Swaziland and Japan kept away from the elections this time. The most amazing thing in these elections was that out of 187 votes India got its vote from Pakistan too.

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It has been after a long duration of 19 years that India made it as a non-permanent member of UN Security Council. Last time, India was in the UNSC way back in 1992 and had remained as the member for six times. The Asian seat vacated by Japan will be now taken over by India in UNSC. For the next two years, India will remain as the non-permanent member of UNSC and its journey as a member will begin from January 2011 to 2013.With the entry of India in UNSC, BRIC, IBSA and G-4 nations will now be together in UNSC for the next few years.

Foreign Minister of India, S.M. Krishna consider this win of India in UNSC as a stepping stone towards showing India’s excellence in becoming the permanent member of UN Security Council in the future. The main priorities of India as a non-permanent member of UNSC will be to curb terrorism and to develop peace and harmony among the neighbourhood nations.

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