‘Like an old club, set members don’t want to let go of the grip’: Jaishankar targets UNSC | India News – Times of India

 'Like an old club, set members don't want to let go of the grip': Jaishankar targets UNSC | India News - Times of India

New Delhi: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar Took a joke on Sunday United Nations Security Council saying it is like an “old club” where member states are unwilling to admit new members.
Speaking at an event at the Rotary Institute 2023 in Bengaluru, Jaishankar remarked that members of the “club” prefer not to scrutinize their practices.
“The Security Council is like an old club, where there are set members who don’t want to let go. They want to keep control of the club. Not willing to admit more members, unwilling to question their behavior. They don’t,” Jaishankar said.
The Union Minister highlighted that the declining effectiveness of the United Nations due to the absence of reforms is a serious issue.
Jaishankar said, “In a way, it’s a human failure. But I think it’s hurting the world today. It’s hurting the world because, on key issues facing the world, the United Nations is less is becoming less efficient than,” Jaishankar said.
“And I can tell you the global sentiment. I mean, if you asked 200 countries in the world today, do you want reform or not? An overwhelming number of countries would say, yes, we do. Reform, ” he added.
Earlier this year, Jaishankar said the UN no longer reflected the reality of the world and needed reform.
“It’s really like a company. It looks like the shareholders have changed, but the management hasn’t. So, there are new shareholders who want fair management, but the old ones don’t want to let go. This problem is easily solved.” There is no resolution, but the pressure is increasing with each passing day,” the minister said while addressing the ‘G20 Festival of Thinkers Summit’ organized by Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
During his concluding address at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in the national capital, PM Modi reiterated his stance of adapting the global system to “current realities” and took the example of the UN Security Council.
“When the United Nations was established, the world was very different from today. At that time, the United Nations had 51 founding members. Today, the number of countries in the United Nations is close to 200. Yet it has permanent members. are UNSC They are still the same,” the Prime Minister had asserted.

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