Two global platforms – UNFCCC COP and UNSC – demonstrated India’s ability to protect not only its interests, but that of the global south.

To some extent, what India has been advocating with regards to climate change all this time, was in November and December 2021 realized.

UNSG António Guterres was invited, as a result of that meeting, to integrate climate-induced security risks as “central component into comprehensive conflict-prevention strategies of the United Nations, to contribute to the reduction of the risk of conflict relapse due to adverse effects of climate change” a United Nations press release writes.

Last November, on the last day of the COP in Glasgow, England, India, spearheaded by Bhupender Yadav, the Union’s Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, insisted on the language “phase out” replacing the term “phase out” in the Glasgow climate agreement agreed by 190 plus countries.

United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations , charged with ensuring international peace and security, (wikipedia)

Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

The presidency of the United Nations Security Council is responsible for leading the United Nations Security Council. It rotates among the 15 member-states of the council monthly. (wikipedia)

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India and the United Nations

India was among the original members of the United Nations that signed the Declaration by United Nations at Washington, D.C. (wikipedia)