G4 nations emphasize the need to reform UNSC to make it more legitimate, effective & representative
The foreign ministers of G4 countries – India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have underlined the urgency of reforming the United Nations Security Council in order to make it more legitimate, effective and representative. The Foreign Ministers of the G4 countries – India’s S Jaishankar, Brazil’s Carlos Alberto Franco Ranca, Germany’s Heiko Maas, and Japan’s Toshimitsu Motegi met on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York last night.
The ministers issued a joint statement following the meeting in which they 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 G4 Ministers reiterated their support for each other’s candidatures as aspiring new permanent members in a reformed Security Council, the statement noted. The ministers also expressed their strong determination to work towards launching text-based negotiations without further delay in the Intergovernmental Negotiation framework or IGN, on the basis of a single document, with a view to its adoption in the General Assembly.