The UNSC’s credibility could be significantly affected if India is not granted permanent membership : Dr S Jaishankar

New Delhi – Speaking at an event titled G20 Presidency & its Global Impact at Delhi University’s Hindu College, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on keeping India out of the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), said that the world’s largest country in terms of population and the fifth-largest economy cannot be kept out of this, and if it is kept out, there will be questions raised on the credibility of the United Nations. That’s why we will continue to push for reforms, Jaishankar said.

Key points addressed by S Jaishakar

The present United Nations architecture was formed in the 1940s. There were 50 member countries of the UN back then, and now there are more than 200 countries. So there will be changes. If we neglect this, the trust in the United Nations will slowly diminish. So, it’s time for UN members to agree, a change is needed now.

The current permanent members of this council don’t plan to leave, so we need to add more members. The UN Security Council lacks equal representation, with no African or Latin American countries, as well as the world’s most populous Nation, currently holding permanent seats.

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