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To India’s delight, UN adopts negotiating text for security council reforms

  • India’s goal of becoming a permanent member of the UN security council took a significant step forward.
  • India’s UN ambassador Asoke Mukerji described it as “historic and path-breaking” decision and has significant three counts.
  • It is the first time in the history of the intergovernmental negotiation (IGN) process that a decision on UNSC reform has been adopted through an official document.
  • This decision sets the IGN process formally on an irreversible text-based negotiations path and the document is the one circulated on July 31, which would be negotiated on.
  • Hardeep Singh Puri, former ambassador to the UN said that it was “a game changing decision made possible by excellent diplomacy by India, including in particular in the final days leading to the adoption of L.92.”
  • Over the next year, the negotiations on the text will continue under the leadership of the Jamaican ambassador Courtenay Rattray to work towards building a global consensus on what the UN security council should be.

Source: TOI

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