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  • Madras Regiment for Congo (January 09, 2007)
    The oldest infantry regiment in the Indian Army, the 26 Madras Infantry Battalion Group, drawing its troops from South Indian states, has been selected to represent the nation for UN peacekeeping duties in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<More>

  • Darfur Force by UNSC (December 20, 2006)
    The United Nations Security Council urged Sudan to accept deployment of a peacekeeping force that will contain African Union (AU) and European troops in the ravaged Darfur region to augment the 7000 under-funded and ill-equipped AU force that has failed to stem the bloodshed.<More>

  • Fund to Acquire Clean Tech (November 24, 2006)
    An Indian MP proposed that the United Nations create a “Clean Technology Acquisition Fund” so poorer countries will be able to access crucial technologies that will be clean and “significantly impact the realization of sustainable development goals.” <More>

  • Sudan Expels UN Envoy over Blog (October 24, 2006)
    Looking for an excuse to rid the UN of its soil to pursue its unholy war on innocent ethnic Africans, Sudan expelled UN envoy for authoring a blog that reported a serious Sudanese army reversal in fighting insurgents in Northern Darfur.<More>

  • Pak Disputes Baglihar Dam Report  (October 23, 2006)
    Pakistan disputed a report in the Indian media citing independent Swiss experts arbitrating the Baglihar Dam issue conclusion that upheld Indian position as “misleading” and accused that the “honour code of confidentiality” has been broken.<More>

  • UN Wants to Stop Violence against Women (October 12, 2006)
    A study sponsored by the UN Secretary General concluded that it has found “compelling evidence that violence against women (VAW) is severe and pervasive throughout the world” but there is no “knowledge base to inform police and strategy development.”<More>

  • India-Mozambique to Co-Operate on Mining (October 11, 2006)
    A Republic of Mozambique delegation led by its Minister for Mineral Resources Esperanca Laurinda Bias, Mozambique is visiting India to discuss bilateral cooperation in the mining sector, related technologies, and expertise sharing.<More>

  • South Africa to Back Nuke Deal (October 06, 2006)
    Visiting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh elicited South Africa to support its civilian nuclear deal with the US and got a commitment from President Thabo Mbeko that his country will support the deal in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG).<More>

  • UN Treaty Seeks to Curb Arms Trade (September 20, 2006)
    A draft resolution for an international arms trade treaty is being floated by Britain, Finland, Japan, Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, and Kenya in the UN seeking to reduce human rights, limit the spread of terrorism, and reduce unintended suffering of millions.<More>

  • Women CRPF for Liberian Peacekeeping (September 18, 2006)
    An all women Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) contingent with 125 officers are being deployed as part of the UN Formed Police Unit (FPU) to train Liberian National Police, participate in joint patrolling, and perform riot control duties. This is the first time, an all woman continent is being sent as part of a UN mission.<More>

  • Israel & Lebanon Welcome EU Plan (August 29, 2006)
    Israel & Lebanon welcomed the EU plan to dispatch 7000 peacekeeping troops, to be led initially by France and later by Italy, in Southern Lebanon that is capable of maintaining a buffer between the two nations with stronger defensive capabilities.<More>

  • Nepal Talks Deferred Briefly (July 24, 2006)
    Talks between the interim Government and Nepalese terrorist group was deferred but to meet in the near future and focus on the interim constitution content, constituent assembly formation process, constituencies redraw plan, and arms management. <More>

  • China Opposed to India’s UNSC bid (April 19, 2006)
    China has said that it is opposed to India’s inclusion in the United Nations Security Council as a so-called permanent member ostensibly because of India’s association with Japan through the G-4 initiative.<More>

  • AU Opposes UNSC Expansion (January 10, 2006)
    India, Germany, and Brazil have re-tabled their draft resolution on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expansion.<More>

  • Informal UNSC Vote on Top Post (July 07, 2006)
    While the final formal vote for the position of Secretary General (SG) will be in late September or early October, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to organize a “straw poll” to gauge support for different candidates. <More>

  • UNSC Considers France, Britain Iran Statement (March 23, 2006)
    United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members are evaluating a statement circulated by France and Britain on Iran's nuclear program.<More>

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