H. RES. 786
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 15, 2016
Mr. Pallone (for himself and Mr. Bera) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that India should be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Whereas there are currently 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council;
Whereas India is the second most populous country in the world with over 1,200,000,000 citizens;
Whereas the Republic of India is the world’s largest democracy;
Whereas India has the third largest standing army in the world and has demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting regional and global peace by providing tens of thousands of troops to United Nations-mandated peacekeeping missions;
Whereas India has been elected 7 times as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and, in 2010, a majority of the United Nations General Assembly elected the Republic of India to be the Asian representative to the United Nations Security Council;
Whereas the United States-India relationship is an essential partnership supporting global economic and strategic policies; and
Whereas in 2010 and in 2015 President Barack Obama expressed support for a reformed United Nations Security Council and India’s entry as a permanent member: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
supports India’s inclusion as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council; and
supports the Obama administration’s continued work with members of the United Nations to effect India’s entry as a permanent member of the Security Council.