Speaker calls for UN Security Council’s reform

November 17th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Meira Kumar New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has called for “a comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council” including expansion in both the permanent and non-permanent membership categories of the council.
Attending the second meeting of the Preparatory Committee of Speakers of Parliaments, organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at the UN in New York, the speaker Monday also called for “early revitalisation of the General Assembly,” according to a release issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat here Tuesday.

She also welcomed the efforts of the United Nations for a composite entity for women’s empowerment.

The speaker stressed the need for concerted efforts to ensure a global partnership for development, and underscored the useful role that the IPU could play towards these ends.

During the session on global economic and financial crisis and democratic accountability, the speaker highlighted the need for reform in the Bretton Woods institutions for greater voice and participation of developing countries.

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