India Stresses Urgency of Security Council Reform
By Syed Akbaruddin
India's Permanent Representative to the UN in New York
Following are excerpts from his statement on November 7, 2016 at the current Session of the General Assembly's Agenda Item 122: 'Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters Related to the Security Council.'
While aligning with the statements made by St. Lucia on behalf of the L69 (a cross regional grouping of 42 developing countries from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific) and Germany on behalf of G4 (including Brazil, India and South Africa), he highlighted a few additional issues in his national capacity. Excerpts follow.