Billionaire tech magnate Elon Musk has mentioned it’s “absurd” that India doesn’t have a everlasting seat on the UN Security Council regardless of being essentially the most populous nation on Earth, as he known as for an overhaul of the United Nations (UN) organs.
The remarks by Tesla CEO got here after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised issues concerning the absence of any African nation from the listing of everlasting members of the UNSC.
“How can we accept that Africa still lacks a single Permanent Member in the Security Council?” “Institutions must reflect today’s world, not that of 80 years ago. September’s Summit of the Future will be an opportunity to consider global governance reforms & re-build trust,” Mr. Guterres wrote on X, which is owned by Mr. Musk.
Responding to Mr. Guterres’ post, Michael Eisenberg, a U.S.-born Israeli venture capitalist, raised the issue of India’s representation. Mr. Musk also jumped into the debate and said that the current structure of the UN does not adequately represent the world’s most populous nations.
“At some point, there needs to be a revision of the UN bodies,” he said. “The problem is that those with excess power don’t want to give it up. India not having a permanent seat on the Security Council, despite being the most populous country on Earth, is absurd,” Mr. Musk, 52, mentioned in his response on X.
India has been on the forefront of years-long efforts to reform the Security Council, saying it rightly deserves a spot as a everlasting member on the UN excessive desk, which in its present kind doesn’t symbolize the geo-political realities of the twenty first Century.
Currently, the UNSC has 5 everlasting members — China, France, Russia, the U.Ok. and the US. Only a everlasting member has the facility to veto any substantive decision.