• The G-4 countries – India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have made a strong pitch for reforms in the UN Security Council.
  • These countries said, they want nothing more, nothing less than expansion in the Council's permanent and non-permanent members that gives increased representation to developing nations.
  • In a joint introductory statement at the informal plenary of the intergovernmental negotiations on UNSC reforms, they said India, Brazil, Germany and Japan are bound together by a common vision of an enlarged Security Council that better reflects the geopolitical realities of the 21st Century.
  • The G-4 countries said, the Security Council should be expanded in both the permanent and non-permanent categories of membership, taking into consideration the contributions made by countries to the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as the need for increased representation of developing countries in both categories.
  • They said, their initiative has gathered wide cross-regional support from member states and so far, nearly 80 nations have expressed their support in writing, in addition to a substantial number of strong commitments.