India calls for urgent reform to UN Security Council
Stating that the current composition of the UN Security Council (UNSC) no longer aligns with the realities of an interconnected and multipolar world, India's permanent representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj called for urgent reform of the United Nations (UN) body.
"Reform of the United Nations Security Council is a critical issue that demands urgent attention, she said. The world is evolving and there is a pressing need for a Council that is more representative, inclusive and effective in maintaining global peace and security," Kamboj said. The Indian envoy was speaking at a Roundtable on Security Council Reform at the UN headquarters hosted by the Permanent Missions of Brazil, India, South Africa and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines this week.
India has repeatedly called for more inclusiveness in the UNSC for the countries of the world and has urged for multilateralism on various occasions.
Addressing the UNSC on June 1, Kamboj said that the reforms of the UNSC is a critical issue that has long been debated and demands urgent attention.
"We are reminded of the world's evolving challenges and the pressing need for a Council that is more representative, more inclusive, and effective in maintaining global peace and security," she said.
"The current composition of the Security Council no longer aligns with the realities of our interconnected and multipolar world. The Council structure, designed in a different era, does not reflect the rise of new powers, the shifting geopolitical landscape and the aspirations of nations striving for a fairer and more equitable global order," she said while reiterating India's stand.
"Geopolitical realities demand that we embrace change and adapt to the dynamics of the 21st century. The inclusion of emerging economies and regions with growing political influence is not just a matter of fairness, it is a pragmatic necessity… The time for Security Reform Council is now," Khamboj said.