32 countries, including Bangladesh and India, seek urgent reform of UNSC
DOT Desk: A group of 32 countries, including Bangladesh and India, have called for urgent and comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council, to deliver solutions for pressing and evolving developmental challenges, poverty, climate change, pandemics, global food security, international conflicts and terrorism, reports The Daily Star.
“Convinced of the need to restore faith in effective multilateralism, we stand united, as a group of pro-reform like-minded States, determined to work towards a more inclusive, responsive and participatory international governance architecture,” said a joint statement issued on Friday by the heads of delegations to the ongoing 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
The statement said “a resilient world urgently needs reformed and effective multilateralism to deliver solutions for the pressing and evolving challenges of our time, developmental challenges, poverty, climate change, pandemics, global food security, international conflicts and crises and international terrorism.”
”We reaffirm that adapting the United Nations to the contemporary world realities necessarily requires urgent and comprehensive reform of the Security Council, the principal organ for international peace and security,” it added.
Pointing out that “lack of progress in Security Council reform has serious implications not only for the continued relevance of global governance institutions but also for global peace and security and delivering on the purposes, principles and promises of the UN charter,” the joint statement emphasized “a legitimate Security Council must be reflective of the aspirations and perspectives of the developing world which form the majority of the UN’s global membership.”