India has criticised the slow pace of UN Security Council reform process. The adoption of opaque methodologies, non-attribution of assertions and obfuscation of references by the member states are attributed to block the early reform of the world body.
India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said that the document co-chairs produced on the meetings of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) for reforms during the current General Assembly session had serious gaps and did not properly reflect the proceedings.
He was addressing an informal plenary meeting of the IGN on ‘Question of equitable representation on an increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council’.
The G-4 grouping of India, Japan, Brazil and Germany has been seeking expansion of the permanent and non-permanent seats of the Council to make it more representative and reflective of the changing global order.
The four nations support each other’s bids for permanent seats on an expanded Security Council.