India and 3 other G4 nations seek single text for UNSC reforms

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UNITED NATIONS: India and three other G4 nations seeking a permanent seat in the UN Security Council have asserted that the format of the inter-governmental negotiations (IGN) on UNSC reforms can be saved only if there is a single negotiating text and application of the General Assembly rules of procedure.
Participating in the first IGN meeting on the UNSC reforms in the 75th session of the General Assembly on Monday, India, Brazil, Japan and Germany underlined that without the two, it can no longer be the forum where the long-pending amendments can “realistically be achieved”.
During the meeting, they said only two things can save the IGN as a format — negotiations of a single text with attributions, reflecting various positions taken by member states in the last 12 years and the application of the General Assembly rules of procedure.
“If these two things cannot be achieved this year, the IGN will have run its course for us,” Germany’s Christoph Heusgen said, making a statement on behalf of the G4 nations.


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