South Asia and Beyond

An Ineffective UN Security Council And Russia’s War In Ukraine; India’s Position

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, India’s Former Permanent Representative to the United Nations in analysis with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

India’s Former Ambassador to the UN discusses the resolutions that Russia has vetoed in the UN Security Council, India’s statements and the reasons for abstaining, India’s ‘consistent position on sovereignty and territorial integrity’, the politics behind the votes, co-sponsorship of resolutions, Chapter VI, Chapter VII, international law, the emergency special session (ESS) of the General Assembly, resolution 377 (V) of 3 November 1950, the history of ‘Uniting for Peace’ resolutions, sanctions against Russia, UN sanctions, stalled UN reforms in a changing world order, how the UN dealt with India, Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir in 1948, the UN and the liberation and independence of Bangladesh in 1971 and whether the UN is part of an evolving new cold war framework.

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