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Current UNSC doesn’t mirror in the present day’s actuality: UNGA President

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U.N. General Assembly President Dennis Francis addresses a press convention on the U.N. House in New Delhi on January 24, 2024.
| Photo Credit: Shashi Shekhar Kashyap

U.N. General Assembly President Dennis Francis on January 24 stated the prevailing composition of the U.N. Security Council doesn’t mirror the modern geopolitical actuality of the world and it wants reform.

The Security Council has progressively been unable to take choices in recent times to strengthen international peace and safety, he stated at a media briefing shortly after holding talks with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.

Ambassador Francis, who’s on a five-day go to to India, additionally strongly underlined the necessity for reform of the U.N. Security Council.

“The reform of the UN Security Council is absolutely necessary,” he stated, including the problem figured in his talks with Mr. Jaishankar as nicely.

India has been urgent for reform of the United Nations, particularly the U.N. Security Council.

New Delhi has been significantly upset over lack of any significant motion ahead within the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) on Security Council reform.

India is a robust contender for a everlasting membership on the U.N. Security Council.

At current, the UNSC includes 5 everlasting members and 10 non-permanent member nations that are elected for a two-year time period by the General Assembly of the U.N.

The 5 everlasting members are Russia, the U.Ok., China, France and the United States and these nations can veto any substantive decision.

The U.N. General Assembly president additionally hailed India for its position in making the African Union a full member of the G20.

“There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that India’s outreach to Africa particularly with regard to its facilitating the membership of the African Union in the G20 demonstrates India’s leadership in the international arena,” Francis stated.

“But more than that it demonstrated India’s long-standing commitment to assist and facilitate development in the Global South,” he added.

Belonging to the diplomatic service of Trinidad and Tobago, Francis has introduced his presidency priorities to incorporate peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability.

The theme of his Presidency of the 78th UNGA is ‘Rebuilding belief and reigniting solidarity’.

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