12 Feb '11, 8am

Brazil, Germany, India, Japan demand UN change

Brazil, Germany, India, Japan demand UN change

UNITED NATIONS: Brazil, Germany, India and Japan said Friday that they would press for "concrete" action this year to open up the UN Security Council to new members. Foreign ministers from the four nations met at the UN headquarters to step up their campaign even though there is no broad acceptance within the 192 UN members on how to reform the world body's supreme peace and security body. "Pressure is mounting here at the United Nations for the UN membership to finally face the challenge of addressing Security Council reform in a realistic manner, adjusting it to the current geo-political realities," said Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota after the meeting. The four nations believe "that we should work towards concrete outcome in the current session of the general assembly," which ends in September, he added. India's Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna said "...

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