UNSC demands urgent and comprehensive reforms: MEA

The United Nations demands urgent and comprehensive reforms and stressed that the Security Council must reflect “the aspirations and perspectives of the developing world” which form the majority of UN members worldwide, the Foreign Ministry said. outsiders in a joint press release.

32 countries, including India, stress the urgency needed to push forward reforms at the UN Security Council in their joint statement.

Signatories to the joint statement said they reaffirmed that adapting the United Nations to contemporary global realities necessarily requires urgent and comprehensive reform of the Security Council, the principal organ of international peace and security.

“We recognize that a resilient world urgently needs reformed and effective multilateralism to provide solutions to the pressing and evolving challenges of our time, development challenges, poverty, climate change, pandemics, security food, international conflicts and crises and international terrorism,” reads the statement.

According to the statement, the heads of delegations were convinced of the need to restore faith in effective multilateralism, “we stand united, as a group of reform-minded states, determined to work for a more inclusive, responsive international community and participatory governance architecture,” the statement read.

“We further recognize that the lack of progress in reforming the Security Council has serious implications, not only for the continued relevance of the institutions of global governance, but also for global peace and security and the achievement of the Goals, principles and promises of the Charter of the United Nations,” he added. added.

The Head of Delegations acknowledged that a reformed Security Council should better reflect the current composition of the UN, including through increased representation of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which make up around 20% of UN membership .

An enlargement of the Security Council to permanent and non-permanent categories, as well as a reform of its working methods, are essential to make this body more representative, legitimate and effective, the delegations reiterated.

“We reaffirm our support for the representation of Africa in accordance with the Common African Position, as contained in the Ezulwini Consensus and the Sirte Declaration,” the statement read.

The Head of Delegations affirmed the need for a formal process of negotiation, guided by the decision-making modalities and working methods set out in the Charter of the United Nations and in accordance with the rules and procedures of the General Assembly.

“We pledge to ‘breathe new life’ into our efforts at the 77th session of the General Assembly, and urgently call on all United Nations Member States to come together to achieve comprehensive reform of the Security Council. security,” the statement added.

(With ANI entries)

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