NEW DELHI: India continues to aggressively push its UNSC reform agenda with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reiterating that India and Africa can no longer be excluded from their "rightful'' permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
The business end of the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit got under way on Tuesday with a foreign ministers' meeting chaired by Swaraj.
"Unless we put in place more democratic global governance structures, more equitable and just international security and development frameworks that are essential, collective peace and prosperity of this planet will continue to elude us,'' said Swaraj, adding that there can no longer be pockets of prosperity in vast areas of underdevelopment and insecurity.
Swaraj said legitimacy couldn't be expected from a governance structure that excluded the entire African continent and a country which represented one-sixth of humanity. "The 70th session of the UN General Assembly is an opportune moment to achieve concrete results on this long pending issue,'' she said.
candu with time
One has to put pressure in the international arena. Our permanent seat at the UNSC is likely to bother both China, and Pakistan. Be it so !
not gonna happen any time soon
we must push hard.
UNLIKE other CORRUPT and BLAMING governments,
this government is trying HARD and most likely it will give fruitful results.
Bhartiya Manohar Manohar
Indian current government under Mr. Modi is going in right direction to get permanent seat in UNSC. the class less so called secular parties and paid media should support to achieve this.
UN cant be considered as genuine organization with proper representation of worlds largest democracy in UNSC
As long as US is there we will never get permanent seat ....
The way it is going 'the cow' will get a permanent UNSC seat before India gets it.