G4 highlights for reformed United Nations

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) The foreign ministers of G4 member nations on Wednesday virtually met during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly and highlighted the urgency of reforming the UN and updating its main decision-making bodies, in order to better reflect contemporary realities.

G4 constitutes of India, Brazil, Japan and Germany, expressed disappointment at attempts to derail the process and committed to addressing the issue in a meaningful way and with increased urgency during this session.

A joint statement issued by the member states said, “The world of today is very different from what it was when the United Nations was created 75 years ago. There are more countries, more people, more challenges but also more solutions. Our working methods need to keep pace and adapt.”

“We reiterate our call for reforms of three of the principal organs of the United Nations. We commit to instill new life in the discussions on the reform of the Security Council,” it said.

During their virtual meet, the G4 ministers reiterated their support for each other’s candidatures as aspiring new permanent members in a reformed Security Council given the capacity and willingness to take on major responsibilities.

“There is a clear need for an enhanced role of developing countries and of major contributors to the United Nations to make the Council more legitimate, effective and representative,” it said.

They were of the view that Africa needs to be represented in both the permanent and non-permanent categories of membership of a reformed and expanded Security Council.


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