UN Security Council (UNSC) Current Affairs - 2020

India-Brazil-South Africa IBSA Foreign Ministers Meet chaired by External Affairs Minister

On September 16, 2020, the External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jaishankar chaired the IBSA Foreign Ministers meet. IBSA is India-Brazil-South Africa. Highlights The ministers during the meet agreed on issues such as peace, security, climate change, countering terrorism, multilateral trading system, non-proliferation issues, disarmament and South-South Cooperation. They also agreed to renew their Read More…

Eight challenges for future operations announced by UN peacekeeping Chief: Important facts

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the undersecretary-General of United Nations for Peace Operations announced eight challenges for the future operations and asked for necessary efforts to ensure peace operations remain in a positive state. What is United Nations peacekeeping mission? United Nations peacekeeping is the responsibility look after by the Department of Peace Operations which is a department Read More…

BRICS Foreign ministers to attend COVID-19 meeting

The foreign ministers of the BRICS grouping are to discuss on measures to combat COVID-19. External Affairs Minister Shri S Jaishankar is to represent India at the meet. Highlights The video conference is to be hosted by Russia as it is the current rotating head. The ministers are to discuss possible joint measures to fight Read More…

United Nations suspended rotation and deployment of Peace keeping forces

On April 8, 2020, the United Nations announced that the organization is suspending tis peace keeping forces till June 30. This is being done to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 virus. About UN Peace Keeping The United Nations Peace Keeping was founded in 1945. There are more than 90,000 active personnel currently working Read More…

United Nations Security council to meet on COVID-19 first time

On April 2, 2020, the current president of United Nations Security Council, Dominican Republic announced that the world body is to meet over COVID-19 next week. The rotating presidency of the 15-member council was taken by the Caribbean country from the previous president China. China is a permanent member and has veto powers in the Read More…