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G4 COUNTRIES CALL FOR DECISIVE PUSH FOR UN SECURITY COUNCIL REFORMS

G4 COUNTRIES CALL FOR DECISIVE PUSH FOR UN SECURITY COUNCIL REFORMS

Context

Recently, Foreign Ministers from the Group of 4 (G4), consisting of India, Brazil, Japan and Germany, participated in a virtual meeting.

Details

  • G4 countries called for a decisive push for UNSC reforms during UN75.
  • The meeting of G4 Foreign Ministers is held on the sidelines for the annual UN General Assembly.
  • The G4 Ministers expressed their concern at the lack of any meaningful movement forward in the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform.
  • The G4 nations comprising Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan are four countries which support each other's bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.

About United Nations Security Council

  • It is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
  • Its aim is to ensure international peace and security, recommending the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly, and approving any changes to the UN Charter.
  • Key facts
    • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
    • Founded: 24 October 1945
    • Formation: 1945
    • Subsidiaries: MINUSCA, United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee
    • Parent organization: United Nations

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