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India Chosen as Non Permanent Member of UNSC

Welcome to our Website icurrentaffairs.com. This article will provide you the details about India's permanent seat mission in United Nations Security Council (UNSC). India has been chosen unopposed as the non-permanent member of UNSC. India received a total of 184 votes out of 192 votes. Read the complete article to know about India's UNSC Mission.
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United Nations


The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation.It is the largest and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. An Intergovernmental organisation is a group, which consists of various sovereign countries. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City. 

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Information about UN from government exam prospective :-
  • Headquarters - New York City, USA
  • Founded On - 24 October, 1945
  • Member States - 193 Countries
  • Official Languages - Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish.
  • Secretary General - António Guterres
  • The UN has six principal organs: the General Assembly; the Security Council; the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); the Trusteeship Council; the International Court of Justice; and the UN Secretariat.

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United Nations Security Council (UNSC)


The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), charged with ensuring international peace and security. UNSC is also responsible for adding member countries to the United Nations General Assembly. Its powers include establishing peacekeeping operations, enacting international sanctions, and authorizing military action.

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The Security Council is composed of 15 Members:

Five permanent members:
China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States,
and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly (with end of term year):

Belgium (2020)
Dominican Republic (2020)
Estonia (2021)
Germany (2020)
Indonesia (2020)
Niger (2021)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2021)
South Africa (2020)
Tunisia (2021)
Viet Nam (2021)

India Chosen as Non permanent Member of UNSC


India was elected unopposed to join the 15-nation body for a two-year term, starting in 2021, by securing 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly on Wednesday. For being elected for the non-permanent seat, ⅔  or 128 votes were required. India comfortably won the Election in the Asia-Pacific region. India will be the part of most powerful organ of the United Nations from January 1, 2021. This will be the 8th term for India as non-permanent member of UNSC. 
"Deeply grateful for the overwhelming support shown by the global community for India's membership of the @UN Security Council. India will work with all member countries to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity." Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted after India won the UNSC seat.
Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections held Wednesday. 
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India's Permanent Seat Mission in UNSC


"India's journey with the United Nations is quite a remarkable one. As a founding member of the United Nations, India's contribution to implementing the goals of the United Nations Charter and to the evolution of UN specialised agencies and programmes has been substantial. In many ways, quite extraordinary,” T S Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative to United Nations had said in a video message.
"I'm confident that at a time when we are poised to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and later the 75th anniversary of India's independence in 2022, India's presence in the Security Council will help bring to the world our ethos that the world is one family - Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” he had said

Being the largest democracy of the World and the home to 133 crore people, India is in the forefront of getting a permanent position at the United Nation Security Council. India has been trying for a long time to get the permanent seat in the Security Council. India along with Japan, Germany and Brazil formed the G4 Group in 2005 with the objective to secure a permanent position in the UNSC. 

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Why India demands permanent seat ?

  1. Largest Democracy of the World
  2. One of the Major Economies of the World
  3. Leads UN peacekeeping mission by providing a large number of Soldiers in UN Peacekeeping Operations.
  4. History of peace with its neighbours
  5. Strong action against terrorism at various International platforms.

Although India has been trying really hard for permanent seat at UNSC but India doesn't seems to reach that milestone. One of the major hurdle in India's way is China. China always opposed India's proposal as being the permanent member of UNSC. Another major hurdle is India's low development. India is still a low income country as categorised by the World Bank. Thus, Currently doesn't seems to become a permanent UNSC Member. 

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