What’s in the news?
- The G4 countries – India, Brazil, Japan and Germany, have reiterated that expansion of UN Security Council in both permanent and non-permanent categories is essential to make the body more representative, legitimate, effective and efficient.
- The Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Germany, Japan, and Secretary West met on the margins of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly recently.
- They underscored that multilateralism is under significant strain due to multiple and complex crises.
- In a joint press statement, the G4 nations said that the UN Security Council’s inability to effectively and timely address contemporary global challenges reinforces the urgent need for its comprehensive reform.
- They agreed on the need to enhance the role and participation of developing countries in the Security Council, both in the permanent and non-permanent categories of members.