Dharam Shourie At The United Nations

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Ahmadinejad says American empire ending

Ahmadinejad says American empire ending

Rediff.com24 Sep 2008

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday hours after President George Bush spoke at the same forum, he predicted the defeat of American and NATO alliance in Afghanistan and advised the next rulers of the United States to keep "their interference" in their own borders. The people of Afghanistan, he said, are victims of efforts by NATO member states to "dominate the regions surrounding India, China and South Asia."

Russia, Georgia trade accusations over conflict

Russia, Georgia trade accusations over conflict

Rediff.com9 Aug 2008

Russia and Georgia accused each other of triggering the latest conflict in the breakaway South Ossestia province as the United Nations Security Council's emergency session on the issue failed to come out with a statement seeking ceasefire between the warring sides.

India attacks Pak for peace deal with Taliban

India attacks Pak for peace deal with Taliban

Rediff.com10 Jul 2008

Vowing to redouble its efforts to help Afghanistan as a response to the bombing of its embassy in Kabul, India has attacked Pakistan for trying to strike a deal with the local Taliban, saying such bargains "were undermining efforts to defeat terrorists in the war-ravaged country."

UNSC reforms: India part of group preparing draft

UNSC reforms: India part of group preparing draft

Rediff.com13 Jun 2008

India is among 35 United Nations member states that are preparing a draft, which could form the basis for starting inter-governmental negotiations on the reforms of the powerful Security Council including its expansion, diplomats said. The group, which is consulting wider membership as it finetunes the draft, aims to break the logjam in the open-ended working group, which has been discussing the issue since 1994 without achieving any breakthrough.

Tibet issue: UN unlikely to take action

Tibet issue: UN unlikely to take action

Rediff.com18 Mar 2008

The envoys of member-nations of the council, which has often condemned human rights violations in member-states, have been very clear that the issue is not likely to come up during the meetings, and some have even questioned whether it posed a threat to international peace and security, a yardstick for council action. The Chinese diplomats said the issue did not come up in the council on Monday, maintaining it does not pose threat to international and peace and security.

India elected to IAAC

India elected to IAAC

Rediff.com3 Nov 2007

India has been elected to the newly established Independent Audit Advisory Committee, a five-member body which is expected to contribute to improving the accountability of the UN Secretariat to the member states.

Protect women from violence: UNSG

Protect women from violence: UNSG

Rediff.com24 Oct 2007

The council's appeal came in a presidential statement at the end of a day-long discussion on crimes against women.

India worried over resource transfer

India worried over resource transfer

Rediff.com17 Oct 2007

Concerned over the growing transfer of resources from the poor to rich countries, India has said creation of an economic and financial environment conducive to development is the need of the hour.

India seeks total elimination of N-weapons

India seeks total elimination of N-weapons

Rediff.com17 Oct 2007

India has sought total elimination of nuclear arms backed by a security system in which states do not feel the need to develop, produce or stockpile them.

India asserts firm commitment to NAM

India asserts firm commitment to NAM

Rediff.com29 Sep 2007

India has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the Non-Aligned Movement and stressed its "enduring relevance" in the current international situation.

Were Pak troops involved in arms trafficking?

Were Pak troops involved in arms trafficking?

Rediff.com24 May 2007

Human Rights Watch, however, says that it has solid information that Pakistani military officers were involved in smuggling of between $2 to 5 million worth of gold from Itrui district in Eastern Congo.

UN to host conference on Iraq crisis

UN to host conference on Iraq crisis

Rediff.com21 Mar 2007

Approximately 70 percent of the population lacks access to adequate water supplies, while 80 percent does not have effective sanitation.

We must fight terror together, India tells UN

We must fight terror together, India tells UN

Rediff.com21 Mar 2007

"Tolerating the spiral of violence is not an option," Indian representative Vikram Doraiswami told the 15-member Security Council on Tuesday, as it considered the situation in Afghanistan.

UNSC members agree on new Iran sanctions

UNSC members agree on new Iran sanctions

Rediff.com15 Mar 2007

The resolution, which is expected to be introduced shortly, may be voted late this week or early next week.

Ban Ki-Moon backs UNSC expansion

Ban Ki-Moon backs UNSC expansion

Rediff.com15 Dec 2006

Addressing a press conference shortly after being sworn in as the eighth secretary general on Thursday, he also did not agree with his predecessor Kofi Annan's criticism of the US for its "go-it-alone" diplomacy at the cost of multilateralism.

UNSC to discuss North Korea N-test

UNSC to discuss North Korea N-test

Rediff.com4 Oct 2006

Iraq war was disaster: Mid-East leaders

Iraq war was disaster: Mid-East leaders

Rediff.com14 Sep 2006

Iran, meanwhile, has promised to help the Americans leave the region.

India has given up on UNSC seat: Pak

India has given up on UNSC seat: Pak

Rediff.com16 Jun 2006

US, India should sign CTBT'

US, India should sign CTBT'

Rediff.com2 Jun 2006

Eliminate nuclear weapons: India

Eliminate nuclear weapons: India

Rediff.com5 Oct 2005

UNSC expansion - logjam continues

UNSC expansion - logjam continues

Rediff.com4 Jun 2005

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