India staked claim in UNSC, said – today’s world is very different from 1945, need for change

India staked claim in UNSC, said – today’s world is very different from 1945, need for change

India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti has spoken at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on many issues including terror, peace and security in the world. He has said that the principle of non-interference in the domestic affairs of member countries is the main principle of the UNSC. He has spoken about the constraints of the UNSC and the ‘inequalities in the structure’.

Tirumurti further said that most of the problems related to UNSC decisions stem from a ‘critical factor’ that the group is not truly representative of the contemporary world. He cited an excerpt from PM Narendra Modi’s address to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which said that “the need of the hour is to improve the responses, processes and character of the United Nations”.

Tirumurti has clearly stated that today’s world is very different from 1945, and if member states are to truly believe in the impartiality of the Security Council, it must decide on the basis of certain impartial criteria. He has stressed that the UNSC must be representative of current realities to be credible, valid and effective. Member States must assure that the decision taken by the Council is fair and careful and is not just a political tool. Only then will preventive diplomacy be effective and acceptable to all members.

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