“Common sense…” EAM Jaishankar’s clear-cut lessons to UN over UNSC reforms at Raisina Dialogue 2024

Feb 22, 2024

New Delhi, February 22 (ANI): India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar attended the Raisina Dialogue on February 22. EAM speaking at a session titled ‘A Tapestry of Truths: Can the Two Hemispheres Agree? the minister pointed over reforms needed in the UN. Jaishankar said when we have four times the members it’s common sense that we can't continue the same way. He said, “When the UN was invented, it had approximately 50 members. We have four times the members. So it's a common sense proposition that you can't continue the same way when you have four times the members... If you look at the last five years, for all the big issues, we have not been able to find a multilateral solution. So the lack of results demonstrates the case for reform... In many cases, the rules have been gamed. We speak about globalization. The fact is that the world trading rules have been gamed. And we have a lot of our challenges today also emanate from how countries have used that for their benefit at the expense of the international system.”