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U.N. Security Council reform is a membership-driven problem: General Assembly President Shahid

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The G4 nations of India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have reaffirmed that it’s “indispensable” to reform the Security Council via an enlargement in everlasting and non-permanent seats

President of the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly Abdulla Shahid has stated that the long-pending reform of the Security Council is a membership-driven problem and he’ll quickly appoint facilitators for the negotiating course of.

India, presently within the Security Council as a non-permanent member for a two-year time period, has been on the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the Council. India has been saying that it rightly deserves a spot as a everlasting member of the 15-member Council which in its present type doesn’t signify the geo-political realities of the twenty first century.

“This is a question that has been once again asked many many times and I can understand why it has been asked so many times because the Security Council reform is an issue that has been on the agenda or the plate of the General Assembly for far too long,” Mr. Shahid said in his first press conference here on October 1 while responding to a question on the long-delayed UNSC reform process.

“In 1979, Maldives was one of the countries who initially signed on to a group of 10 countries who initiated the Security Council reform. And I was only 17 years old then,” he stated amid laughter.

“And have a look at what has occurred to me since. And the problem continues to be there. The problem continues to be there. I want I had the magic wand…to repair it,” he stated.

“But then at the United Nations, the Security Council reform is a membership-driven issue,” he stated, including that he intends to nominate facilitators for the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) earlier than the Security Council reform agenda debate, scheduled for November.

The G4 nations of India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have reaffirmed that it’s “indispensable” to reform the Security Council via an enlargement in everlasting and non-permanent seats to allow the U.N. organ to higher take care of the “ever-complex and evolving challenges” to the upkeep of worldwide peace and safety.

External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Foreign Minister of Brazil Carlos Alberto Franco França, Federal Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Motegi Toshimitsu had met throughout the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly.

They underlined the urgency of reforming the Security Council as a way to make it extra reliable, efficient and consultant by reflecting the truth of the up to date world together with growing international locations and main contributors, the G4 Ministerial Joint Press Statement had stated.

“The G4 Ministers reaffirmed that it is indispensable to reform the Security Council through an expansion of both categories, permanent and non-permanent seats, to enable the Security Council to better deal with the ever-complex and evolving challenges to the maintenance of international peace and security, and thereby to carry out its duties more effectively,” the assertion had stated including that G4 Ministers reiterated their assist for one another’s candidatures as aspiring new everlasting members in a reformed Security Council.

The G4 Ministers had expressed their sturdy dedication to work in the direction of launching text-based negotiations with out additional delay within the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN), on the idea of a single doc, with a view to its adoption within the General Assembly.

The Ministers instructed their delegations to the United Nations to assist the efforts of the President of the 76th General Assembly and the IGN chairs, and to establish methods to develop a single consolidated textual content as a foundation for a draft decision.

As the General Assembly in June determined to roll over the IGN work to the 76th UNGA session, India had asserted that the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) on the long-pending Security Council reforms can now not be used as a smokescreen.

The UNGA’s determination to roll over the IGN work to the subsequent session additionally included the modification proposed by the G4 nations, which have been on the forefront of multilateral efforts to hurry up and obtain the long-pending UNSC reforms.

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