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PM Modi To Chair UN Security Council Debate Today, A First For India

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The debate can be broadcast dwell on the United Nations Security Council web site (File)

New Delhi:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to develop into the primary Indian Prime Minister to chair a United Nations Security Council open debate that can happen later this night. The debate will shine a highlight on enhancing maritime safety.

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  1. Taking over from France, India assumed the rotating Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of August.

  2. During India’s Presidency, stated its Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, it’ll organise three high-level signature conferences on maritime safety, peacekeeping, and counterterrorism.

  3. Today’s debate titled ‘Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation’, begins at 5:30 pm by way of video conferencing.

  4. The assembly is predicted to be attended by a number of heads of state and authorities of member states of the United Nations Security Council, and excessive degree briefers from the UN System and key Regional Organizations.

  5. The debate, which can be broadcast dwell on the United Nations Security Council web site, will concentrate on methods to successfully counter maritime crime and insecurity and strengthened coordination within the maritime area.

  6. This would be the first time that maritime safety can be mentioned in a holistic method as an unique agenda merchandise in such a excessive degree open debate.

  7. In 2015, PM Modi put ahead the imaginative and prescient of SAGAR – an acronym for ‘Security and Growth for all within the Region’. It targeted on cooperative measures for sustainable use of the oceans, and gives a framework for a protected, safe, and steady maritime area within the area.  

  8. In 2019, on the East Asia Summit, this initiative was additional elaborated by way of the Indo-Pacific Oceans’ Initiative (IPOI) with a concentrate on seven pillars of maritime safety.

  9. This is India’s tenth tenure on the UN Security Council. So far it has been President of the physique 9 occasions: June 1950, September 1967, December 1972, October 1977, February 1985, October 1991, December 1992, August 2011, and November 2012.

  10. The Council, stated Mr Tirumurti, plans a number of essential conferences, together with these with representatives of Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, and different nations of the middle-east.

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