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UN Security Council undermining General Assembly's authority: India

While criticising the UN Security Council for “undermining” the authority of the General Assembly, India has said that the 193-member body has to assume some of the blame because of its focus on procedures rather than substantive matters.

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Six veteran diplomats bestowed Diwali honour at UN

Six veteran international diplomats have been honoured with the Diwali “Power of One Award” for their work at the global organization for “a more perfect, peaceful and secure world for all.” The awards were presented on Tuesday here at an event that also commemorated the issuance of Diwali stamps by the UN Postal Administration in October and by the United States Postal Service in 2016.

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