India among 32 countries to seek urgent, comprehensive reforms in UN Security Council

India emphasised its concerns in a statement of 32 countries highlighting the urgency to push reforms in the UN Security Council.

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India among 32 countries to seek urgent, comprehensive reforms in UN Security Council
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addressed the 15-nation UN Security Council briefing on Ukraine ‘Fight against impunity’. (File photo)

The Ministry of External Affairs has said that the United Nations (UN) requires urgent and comprehensive reforms. A number of world leaders emphasised that the Security Council must be reflective of the 'aspirations and perspectives of the developing world' that form the majority of UN global membership. India is a non-permanent member of the UNSC council.

India emphasised its concerns in a statement of 32 countries highlighting the urgency to push reforms in the UN Security Council.

"We recognize that a resilient world urgently needs reformed and effective multilateralism to deliver solutions for the pressing and evolving challenges of our time, developmental challenges, poverty, climate change, pandemics, global food security, international conflicts and crises, and international terrorism," the joint statement read.

"We reaffirm that adapting the United Nations to the contemporary world realities necessarily requires urgent and comprehensive reform of the Security Council, the principal organ for international peace and security," the statement added.

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The head of delegations said that they further recognize that lack of progress in Security Council reform has serious implications, not only for the continued relevance of global governance institutions, but also for global peace and security and delivering on the purposes, principles and promises of the United Nations Charter.

"We commit to "instil new life” in our efforts during the 77th session of the General Assembly, and urgently call on all Members States of the United Nations to join hands to achieve comprehensive reform of the Security Council," the statement said.

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