Intergovernmental Negotiations on UNSC reform is constrained by lack of openness, transparency: G4 nations

Updated: Sep 23 2022 6:10PM

New York, Sep 23 (PTI) The G4 nations of India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have said that the Intergovernmental Negotiations on UN Security Council reform are constrained by a lack of openness and transparency and expressed disappointment at concerted attempts to stall this process, renewing their determination to work towards commencing text-based negotiations without further delay.

Foreign Ministers of the G4 countries, Foreign Minister of Brazil Carlos Alberto Franco Franca, Federal Foreign Minister of Germany Annalena Baerbock, Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi met on the margins of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, to exchange views on reform of the UN Security Council.

They expressed their concern at the slow pace of the the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) process and in this regard decided to intensify dialogue with all pro-reform Member States, including other countries and Groups, to aim for achieving concrete outcomes in a fixed time frame.