Permanent Membership

  • It's time for UN Security Council reform, says Tharoor April 17, 2013

    Washington: Aspiring for a permanent seat at the powerful UN Security Council, India has renewed its call for reforming and expanding the 15-membered highest decision making body of the United Nations, to make it more reflective of the 21st century realities. "Now that we have renovated the Chamber, it is...
  • India, Germany will step up pressure for UNSC seat April 15, 2013

    New Delhi/Berlin: India and Germany will jointly intensify efforts to gain permanent membership in an expanded United Nations Security Council as also for broader reform of the world organisation, top ministers of the two sides say. "Security Council reform was naturally one of our focus areas of discussions. We have decided...
  • India hopes Macedonia will support resolution on UNSC reforms March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Welcoming Macedonia's support to New Delhi's candidature for permanent UN Security Council membership, India on Tuesday hoped the European country would also extend support for the G-4 Resolution seeking reforms in the working of the UN Security Council. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, while welcoming a Parliamentary delegation from...
  • China backs India's UN 'aspiration' April 14, 2011

    Sanya (China): China on Thursday recorded its recognition of India's "status" in global affairs and said it "supports" its "aspiration" to play a greater role in the world body, a nuanced expression that could be seen as a step forward towards backing New Delhi's bid for a permanent seat on...