India after its last term in 2011-2012 is once again registered as a Non-permanent member for the term 2021-2022 in UNSC on Wednesday.
Elections for President of the 75th session of the Assembly, five non-permanent members of Security Council and members of the Economic and Social Council was held in United Nations headquarters by 193 member UN General Assembly.
General Assembly elects Five from African and Asian States, One from Eastern European States, two from Latin American States, two from Western European and other States adding upto 10 non permanent members of UNSC. India being the only candidate from the Asia-Pacific group is elected unanimously as the non permanent member in UNSC.
“India will highlight international terrorism, United Nations reforms and Security Council expansion, streamlining the world body’s peacekeeping operations and technology initiatives during its upcoming tenure as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2021-22.” said External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. He also stated, “India’s overall objective during this tenure in the UN Security Council will be the achievement of N.O.R.M.S: a New Orientation for a Reformed Multilateral System,”
Supported by 55 countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri-Lanka, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam, India secured its membership for term 2021-2022.
The United States has given a warm welcome to India being elected a provisional member of the UN Security Council. The US said that we congratulate them on India’s victory at the UN Security Council. We look forward to working together on international peace and security issues.