India’s term will begin from January 2021. Delhi’s priorities include effective fight against terror and reformed multilateralism as its aims to boost its status as a major power
On Wednesday, India scored a major diplomatic victory by winning 184 votes out of 192 valid votes cast for the five non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. The past instances where India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council include the years 1950—1951, 1967—1968, 1972—1973, 1977—1978, 1984—1985, 1991—1992 and 2011—2012.
Besides India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway have also been selected as the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. India’s term will begin from January 2021 and its priorities include effective fight against terror and reformed multilateralism as its aims to boost its status as a major power.
The country’s approach will be guided by “Five S’s”, as set out by the Prime Minister: Samman (Respect), Samvad (Dialogue), Sahyog (Cooperation), and Shanti (Peace), to create conditions for universal; and Samriddhi (Prosperity). New Delhi will strive to achieve N.O.R.M.S – a New Orientation for a Reformed Multilateral System – during its tenure in the UN Security Council.
India’s PR to UN T S Tirumurti commented, “We are entering the UN Security Council at a crucial juncture when multilateralism needs reform to remain relevant. Prime Minister’s global vision will be an important contribution to shape the post-COVID world.”