India will be the voice against enemies of humanity like terrorism: Tirumurti


India will be a voice for the developing world and against common enemies of humanity such as terrorism, India’s ambassador to the UN said, saying the country will use its mandate in the Security Council of the United Nations to provide people-centered and inclusive solutions to problems. global peace and security.

The Permanent Representative of India to the UN, TS Tirumurti, made the remarks during an address at a special flag-installation ceremony held Monday for the oversight of the Security Council. The flags of the five new non-permanent members of the Security Council – India, Norway, Kenya, Ireland and Mexico – were installed on the ground during the special ceremony.

On January 1, India began its tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful United Nations body made up of 15 nations for the 2021-2022 term.

Tirumurti installed the Indian tricolor and said that as India becomes a member of the Security Council for the eighth time: “It is an honor for me as the permanent representative of India to participate in the ceremony installation of today’s flag “.

“India joins the Security Council as the largest democracy representing 1 / 6th of humanity and with a strong commitment to reformed multilateralism, the rule of law, a just and equitable international system and peace, security and development. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, we are united, bound by our ethic of democracy, pluralism and commitment to fundamental rights, ”Tirumurti said.

He said India “will use our mandate to provide people-centered and inclusive solutions to international peace and security issues. India will be a voice for the developing world.”

“We will not hesitate to raise our voices against common enemies of mankind like terrorism,” he said, adding that India looks forward to “our collective pursuit of an ideal where the world is. one family – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ‘”.

The Indian envoy said peacekeeping, peacebuilding, maritime security, women and youth, especially in conflict situations, and technology with a human face, would receive the attention of the India in the Council of 15 Nations.

Noting that even as the world comes together in solidarity to face the COVID-19 pandemic, Tirumurti quoted Indian philosopher Swami Vivekananda to say, “Every nation must give in order to live. When you give life, you will have life; when you receive, you must pay for it by giving to everyone else.

Tirumurti also expressed gratitude to all the Member States of the United Nations who have given us an overwhelming mandate to represent them on the Security Council.

The ceremony was held in a small format keeping in mind the strict COVID-19 protocols. Ambassadors from the other four countries also installed their national flags on the ground.

The Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, Magjan Ilyassov, welcomed the newly elected non-permanent members of the Security Council and said he was confident that they “will make an outstanding contribution” to the work of the Council during the two crucial years of modern history.

We recognize that these five new members, due to their long experience with the Council, will bring a great deal of depth and attention to peace and security issues, he said.

He paid special tribute to scientists who have dedicated their efforts to fighting the pandemic and developing COVID-19 vaccines.

This new year is undoubtedly the year of hope for all of us and for our world organization, world peace, security and the pursuit of sustainable development in 2021 will largely depend on the decisions of the United Nations and the Council of Europe. security with its permanent and non-permanent members. permanent members, he said.

Ambassador Tarek Ladeb, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of January, welcomed the new members.

I hope that with the newly elected members, we will manage to create a positive dynamic in the Council and take concrete steps towards conflict resolution.

In his address to the high-level virtual session of the United Nations General Assembly in September last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that as the world’s largest democracy, India will bring its years rich development experience for the benefit of the whole world when the country sits on the horseshoe table of the Council.

“India will always speak for peace, security and prosperity. India will not hesitate to speak out against the enemies of humanity, the human race and human values, including terrorism, illegal arms smuggling, drugs and money laundering. Modi had said.

India, Norway, Kenya, Ireland and Mexico join the non-permanent members Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam and the five permanent members China, France, Russia, UK and US on Council for 2021.

India will be president of the Security Council in August 2021 and will again preside over the Council for one month in 2022. The presidency of the Council is held by each member in turn for one month, in English alphabetical order of name. Member States. .

The tradition of the flag installation ceremony was introduced by Kazakhstan in 2018. The ceremony was unanimously confirmed by the 15 members of the UNSC to become an annual tradition of the Security Council.

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