UK, France, and UAE extend support for India's permanent membership at UNSC

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UK, France, and UAE extend support for India's permanent membership at UNSC

The UK, France and UAE on 14 December extended support for India's permanent membership at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Important facts

  • India is holding the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of December 2022.

  • The United Arab Emirates has also supported India's bid for permanent membership of a reformed Security Council.

  • There is a need for reform in UNSC, due to the undemocratic nature of UNSC, barring two regions (North America and Europe), other regions are either underrepresented (like Asia) or not represented at all (Africa, Latin America and the Small Island developing states).

  • Veto power is also misused in UNSC. Veto power is used by the P-5 countries to serve their own and their allies' strategic interests.

  • India being the largest democracy and second most populous country in the world, is the primary reason for granting it permanent membership in the UNSC.

About United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

  • It was established in 1945 by the United Nations Charter.

  • It is one of the six major organs of the United Nations.

  • The other 5 organs of the United Nations are - the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Trusteeship Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice and the Secretariat.

  • It has five permanent members - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, collectively known as the P5

  • India is currently a non-permanent member of the UNSC for a two-year term, which expires in December.

  • Any one of them can veto a resolution.

  • Headquarters - New York

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