PM Modi will chair the UNSC debate on maritime security this evening, know the members, history & significance of UNSC

Publish Date: 09 Aug, 2021 |

PM Modi UNSC debate:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate later this evening, and with this, he will become the first Indian Prime Minister to do so. While the UNSC debate is being conducted with an aim to emphasize enhancing maritime security.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the UNSC debate chaired by PM Modi will be conducted through a video conference at around 5:30 PM IST. Being a non-permanent member, India has got the rotational presidency of the top world body, UNSC for the month of August.

After a discussion, the UN Security Council has passed resolutions on different aspects of maritime security and maritime crime. And this will be the first time when maritime security will be discussed as a whole, with an exclusive agenda item in such a high-level open debate.

So, in this article below, let’s know more about UNSC, an organization.

What is UNSC?

The United Nations Security Council popularly known as UNSC is one of the six apex parts of the United Nations (UN), aiming to ensure international peace and security, recommending the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly, and approving any changes to the UN Charter.

The powers of the UNSC include establishing peacekeeping operations, approve international sanctions, and authorizing military actions. While INSC is the only UN body authorized to issue binding resolutions on member states.


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