“The reform of the security council, within a fixed time frame, has become an urgent and important task,” PM Modi said at G4 Summit in New York hosted by him.
Modi hosted Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the G4 Summit in Waldorf Astoria hotel, New York.
“The UNSC must include the world’s largest democracies, major locomotives of the global economy, and voices from all the major continents”, he said. Modi further said that there is a big need for expansion, as member states of the UN have grown four-fold in the last 70 years.
“The subject of reforms in the United Nations Security Council has been the focus of global attention for decades – unfortunately, without any progress so far. Even in this digital era, our institutions, approaches, and often mindsets, reflect the wisdom of the century we have left behind, not the century we live in. This is especially true of the United Nations Security Council.”
“After decades, we finally see some movement. The 69th Session of the General Assembly has taken a significant step forward to commence text-based negotiations.However, this is just the first step. We should aim to take this process to its logical conclusion during the 70th session. I am confident that our meeting today will give a big impetus to our efforts in this direction.”
This is the first G4 Summit since 2004, tweets MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.