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QUESTION NO.2894 SUPPORT TO INDIA FOR UNSC NON-PERMANENT SEAT

July 18, 2019

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2894
TO BE ANSWERED ON 18.07.2019

SUPPORT TO INDIA FOR UNSC NON-PERMANENT SEAT

2894. SHRIMATI VIJILA SATHYANANTH :

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that India has won the unanimous support of all countries in the 55 member Asia Pacific Group at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in its bid for a non-permanent seat at UNSC for a two year term in 2021-22;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether India had been a non-permanent member of the UNSC seven times earlier; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN)

(a) & (b) India had announced its candidature for United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) for the term 2021-2022. India’s candidature to UNSC non-permanent seat for 2021-2022 term was endorsed by the 55-member APG in June 2019. As many as 44 countries from APG made statements supporting India’s candidature, and no country opposed our candidature. The elections for UNSC non-permanent seats for the term 2021-2022 will be held in June 2020 in New York.

(c) & (d) In the past, India has been elected to the UNSC as non-permanent member seven times during the terms: 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85, 1991-92 and 2011-12.

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