India’s former permanent envoy to the UN calls for multilateral organisations to move with the spirit of the times and one important approach would be to adjust and adapt.
With India’s most successful administrator at the helm, the country’s internal actions to announce a massive fiscal stimulus and bring back hundreds of thousands of citizens from around the world have burnished its credentials as a global crisis manager.
New Delhi’s return to the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member is a welcome moment, but it needs to give way soon to a permanent seat at the coveted council – for few other nations can today claim to be as responsible and reliable a global stakeholder as India.
Amid chaotic geopolitics and isolationist behaviour from major world powers, India, with its decisive leadership and commitment to humanitarian initiatives, has demonstrated that it is clearly ready for a permanent role at the UN Security Council (UNSC) – the highest multilateral platform. This five-part special report establishes why, how and what needs to happen to enable it.
As the sole candidate from Asia-Pacific, India’s election to the UNSC’s non-permanent seat is a given. At a time when the world order is changing, it gives the world’s largest democracy a distinct edge.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) planned for Glasgow may have been postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown but India’s role in the summit remains crucial.
The UN’s blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist is another big win for India’s proactive diplomacy, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Who says democracies are ill-equipped to tackle global terror? The Narendra Modi government’s proactive diplomacy paid off big time when China removed its veto and allowed the United Nations to designate Pakistan-backed Jaish e-Mohammed (JEM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. The US, the UK and France deserve a large part of the credit for this but it was the [...]
It is time for the Commonwealth to introspect on its role for the 21st century and look at adding new members and acquiring a sharper financial focus. As a British citizen of Indian origin born in Uganda, I enjoy a triple connection with the Commonwealth. I was therefore drawn towards speaking in a recent debate on the Commonwealth in the House of Lords — almost like a magnetic field. The focus of my remarks was on two themes. Firstly, the [...]
Priti Patel took charge of the UK government’s Department for International Development (DfID) at a time when the country’s aid programme for India was evolving from the traditional hand-outs system to a more collaborative one. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with the minister as she completed six months in Britain’s Cabinet. “We don’t give traditional aid to India but if we look at the facts – the UK is one of the largest investors in India and India is one [...]
Newly appointed Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal is a polymath in more senses than one He has eclectic reading habits that range from the Rig Veda to philosophers like Karl Popper to physicists such as Werner Heisenberg to the history of the sub-continent – when he isn’t thinking deeply about “complex adaptive systems” or criticising Marxist-style planning or Indian policy making. Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor And all this while doing his day job –as the newly appointed [...]