Tharoor pitches for urgent UNSC reforms
The nominee for UN Secy General's post said the UN is looking at reforms that will enable India to fulfil its legitimate aspirations.india Updated: Jun 20, 2006 14:27 IST
Acknowledging that the UN Security Council did not reflect present-day realities, India's nominee for Secretary General's post Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the world body is looking at reforms that will enable New Delhi to fulfil its "legitimate aspirations".
"The debates amongst member states on that issue (of Security Council expansion) are fundamentally important and what is more we are looking at a reform, which will have to be such a formula that will allow many countries, including India, to fulfil their legitimate aspirations," he said after an hour-long meeting with Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha LK Advani.
Pitching for urgent reforms of the UNSC, he said the Council reflected geo-political realities that had existed six decades ago.
"The question of reform of the Security Council is one that is fundamental to a large number of countries, not just to India, because the Security Council reflects the geo-political realities of 1945 and not of today," Tharoor, who is also the UN's Under Secretary General, said.