UNcovered by Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin | September 2020

HIGHLIGHTS •  A novel 75th anniversary session of the United Nations ​​​​​•  Contention Exemplifies Security Council Dysfunction•  Environmental Priorities Rise On Global Agenda •  Independent Panel starts probing Pandemic ​​​•  David Overcomes Goliath  The United Nations (UN) system, is both a stage and an actor.  It provides a unique platform for  stakeholders (primarily States) to engage and arrive at shared solutions to shared […]

East Asia Digest by Ambassador Gautam Bambawale | September 2020

I Overview China:​• Foreign Ministers meet at Moscow• Local Commanders meet at Chushul/Moldo• China – EU Summit held• TikTok arrives at agreement with Oracle Japan:​• PM Abe steps down; Suga takes over as new PM• PM Modi speaks telephonically with PM Suga• Senior Officials of Quad meet virtually• PM Suga holds telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi• PM Suga addresses the UN General Assembly […]