Ruchira Kamboj / She also emphasized the necessity for global counter-terrorism initiatives to combat the misuse of technology by terrorist groups.
India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, in a statement highlighted India's ongoing commitment to addressing the concerns of the Global South and reiterated its active participation in discussions aimed at expanding the United Nations Security Council. The statement by the Indian ambassador was made ahead of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
“As @g20org President, we’re championing global collaboration and continue to emphasize issues that are vital to the Global South countries. India is leading efforts in #CounterTerrorism, peacekeeping and UN reforms, among others,” India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations posted on X (formerly Twitter). “As the current president of the G20, India will continue to emphasize issues that are vital to the Global South countries, including climate action, finance and sustainable development goals,” Kamboj said. “We proudly opened the doors for the African Union to join the G20, recognising the importance of global collaboration to address contemporary challenges,” she added.
In the context of UN reforms, India actively engages in discussions concerning Security Council reforms, with a focus on pursuing permanent membership and underlining the need for expanding both permanent and non-permanent membership categories, Kamboj maintained. “In matters of human rights and social issues, India champions health, universal health coverage and the prevention of pandemics. We stand firmly for women’s rights, constructive human rights dialogues and an inter-cultural dialogue for peace. India will chair the 62nd session of the UN Commission for Social Development, the first time since 1975, that India hosts this esteemed position,” she added.
She also emphasized the necessity for global counter-terrorism initiatives to combat the misuse of technology by terrorist groups and called for advocacy toward the establishment of a comprehensive convention on international terrorism.