G4 push UNGA for early reforms

NEW DELHI: Four countries, including India, that are bidding for their upgrade as Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council, today asked President of the current session of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande to move the reform process forward.

G4 push UNGA for early reforms

Foreign Ministers of the G4 countries during a meeting on the sidelines of 74th session of the UN General Assembly. — @DrSJaishankar/Twitter

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New Delhi, September 26

Four countries, including India, that are bidding for their upgrade as Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council, today asked President of the current session of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande to move the reform process forward.

India, Japan, Brazil and Germany issued a statement after a meeting of their Foreign Ministers, pressing for finality on the procedure within this session.The G4 ministers said discussions should follow the UNGA’s “standard operating procedures in a democratic and transparent manner’’ while making use of the whole calendar of the UNGA, starting as soon as possible and ending in the final stages of the 74th session of the General Assembly (by end of Sept 2020), in time for the UN’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

To broad-base their support, the G4 expressed support for a country from Africa to be represented in the permanent part of the UNSC. The joint statement noted that an overwhelming majority of member-states supported  comprehensive Security Council reforms. The four Foreign Ministers at the meet were Ernesto Araújo (Brazil), Heiko Maas (Germany), S Jaishankar (India) and Motegi Toshimitsu (Japan).

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