During its two-year tenure as an elected member of the UN Security Council in 2021-22, India assumed the monthly rotating presidency of the UN Security Council on December 1.
Before August 2021, India had assumed the UNSC presidency.
In conjunction with India’s presidency of the UNSC in December, two ministerial events will be scheduled on December 14 (Reformed Multilateralism) and 15 (Counter-Terrorism). S Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs, will preside over the event.
A “high-level open debate” will occur at the Security Council on December 14 on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: New Orientation for Reformed Multilateralism.”. As part of the New Orientation for Reformed Multilateralism (NORMS), reforms will be undertaken to make the current multilateral architecture more representative and functional, with the United Nations as its centerpiece.
Various sources have stated that this open debate aims to encourage UN member states to continue this discussion by deliberating on the elements of a new orientation for multilateralism and on how to proceed in this area in a timely manner. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the president of the UN General Assembly, Csaba Korosi, will attend it.
Make sure that priority issues are addressed.
Other signature events planned include the high-level briefing on the theme “Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts: Global Approach to Counter Terrorism – Challenges and Way Forward”, to be held on December 15.
The purpose of this briefing is to emphasize the necessity of collective and coordinated efforts to combat the menace of terrorism, knowing that the threat of terrorism is grave, universal and transnational. Although terrorist activities have resurfaced in recent years…and existing and emerging threats call for a renewed collective approach to terrorism, the briefing will provide (UNSC) members an opportunity to build on the recent discussions of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee held in Mumbai and Delhi on October 28 and 29,” according to the source.
Ukraine will be the subject of at least two meetings.
The overall objective of India’s eighth term as an elected member of the UNSC has been to represent the critical concerns of the Global South.