Pakistan voices opposition for new permanent seats in UNSC
Pakistan has warned that attempts by the aspirants of permanent seats on the UN Security Council (UNSC) — India, Brazil, Germany and Japan — to railroad efforts to reform the 15-member body would kill the consensus-based process to make it more effective, representative and accountable.
“Inter-go nmental negotiations (IGN) remain the only credible platform for a comprehensive reform of the council,” Ambassador Munir Akram said while re-affirming Pakistan’s strong opposition to creating new permanent members.
“We are prepared to breathe new life in IGN but some states are bent upon killing the process,” Ambassador Akram said.
Full-scale negotiations to reform the UNSC began in the General Assembly in February 2009 on five key areas; the categories of membership, the question of veto, regional representation, size of an enlarged Security Council, and working methods of the council and its relationship with the General Assembly.
Despite a general agreement on enlarging the council, as part of the UN reform process, member states remain sharply divided over the details.
The G-4 have shown no flebility in their push for expanding the UNSC by 10 seats, with six additional permanent and four non-permanent members.
On the other hand, the Italy/Pakistan-led Uniting for Consensus (UfC) group opposes any additional permanent members, saying it would make it less representative, less effective and more divided, and will diminish the of the vast majority of the UN membership to serve on the body.
The Security Council is currently composed of five permanent members which include Britain, , France, Russia and the United States, and 10 non-permanent members ed to serve for two years.
This India centric approach of Pakistan is taking focus away from nation's economic development and towards increasing defence spending.
Superpower Pakistan has objected to the idea, now this will definitely happen and India will becone a permenent member.
It is only fair that the UNSC is reformed in line with changing world. Considering the de acy and fre m are the core principles of humanity, it is only fair that world's 2nd most populous and largest democractic country in the world, India, to be a permanent member of UNSC with full veto power.
India is bound to get permanent seat in security council simply because size of its population. Its a de ratic world. India population is equivalent to 17.7% of the total world population.
India will be a perm. member of UNSC. It is just a matter of time.
Two criteria for inclusion - (a) Countries with nuclear won technology, and (b) future superpowers, should be included as new members. Pakistan satisfies both criteria. Germany and Japan will start their economic decline soon. Pakistan has CPEC !
Why he is bothering about India
So, Leave UN
Legs are shaking again.
India will never make it to the UNSC permanent seat because Pakistan won't allow it.
India is a violator of the UN resolutions, so how can it be its care taker . The criminal cannot be the sherif as well. Simple.
The current UNSC doesn't represent the world. Africa, Asia, Soth America needs to be accommodated. Atleast 12 member countries should be there in the council. A benchmark should be drawn for ing new members.
Better for India to resolve Kashmir as per UN plebiscite, make peace with Pakistan and then apply, without Pakistan's support, India will never get it.
Sridhar Raghunath Rao
Whether UNSC is to be expanded or not is a subject of UNGA. But, it's a fact that a few of the present permanent members of UNSC are not conducting themselves in the true spirits of Security Council.
India will be a permanent member. Simply a matter of time. Trying to oppose simply for the cause of opposition will lead you nowhere.
India is unstoppable