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PM presses for expansion of UN Security Council

PM presses for expansion of UN Security Council
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Sep 21 2011. 12 45 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Sep 21 2011. 12 45 PM IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday pressed for an early reform of the United Nations (UN), particularly an expansion of the Security Council, noting it must be seen as an impartial, credible and effective world body.
In a statement before leaving for Frankfurt en route to New York to attend the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Singh also said efforts by India to promote international peace and security after it became a non- permanent member of the Security Council has enriched the policy making body’s effectiveness.
“The United Nations must be seen as an impartial, credible and effective body. I will stress the need for early reform of this unique organization, particularly an expansion of its Security Council,” he said.
India is seeking a permanent berth in the Security Council. It became a non-permanent member of this body in January this year after a gap of 19 years.
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First Published: Wed, Sep 21 2011. 12 45 PM IST