How India put together 1st standalone UNSC session on maritime security

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India was determined to make an impression in its month at the helm of the UNSC, and used its considerable diplomatic heft to put together the first standalone session on maritime security, which went beyond piracy and crime. The final presidential statement which was adopted set out a framework of existing international laws to govern activities at sea — from UNCLOS to the SUA Convention and a host of others in between.