India and UN Security Council Expansion

Posted: March 13, 2013 in Current affairs

IAS Preparation Online

The issue of reform of the UN Security Council is being discussed in inter-governmental negotiations which started in the UN General Assembly in March 2009, mainly due to efforts by India and other like-minded countries. In December 2009, India was able to build support for upgrading the negotiations to text-based negotiations. So far, eight rounds of the inter-governmental negotiations have taken place. In these meetings, a large number of the Member States have expressed their preference for a reform model based on expansion in both the permanent and non-permanent categories of membership. The Chair of the inter-governmental negotiations is expected to call for the next round of negotiations soon.

India has working with other like-minded countries for building support among the UN membership for expansion of the UN Security Council in both categories of its membership as well as for India’s candidature for permanent membership of an expanded Security Council…

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