In a huge diplomatic win for India, the United Nations Security Council designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him under the Security Council’s Sanctions Committee. The announcement was made by India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin.
Source- The Hindu
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:
- The UN Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
- It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote.