Malawi backs India for UN Security Council seat: Mutharika for reforms

Malawi has backed India’s candidature for a permanent seat in UN Security Council after Malawi President Peter Mutharika added his voice to the calls for reforming and restructuring of the Council in order to resolve conflicts surrounding Middle East and African nations.

Mutharika: For reforms in UN security council

Mutharika: For reforms in UN security council

In his address at the 70th United Nations (UN) general assembly in New York, last month, Mutharika commented on reforming the UN Security Council, saying he has closely monitored the intergovernmental negotiations on how the Security Council can be reformed to make it more representative, effective, transparent and accountable to all.

He called for wider reforms of the UN Security Council and urged peace missions to focus on political solutions and conflict prevention.

According to a report by Press Trust of India (PTI), Malawi and most African nations have backed India candidature calling UN to allow more representation of countries through permanent and non-permanent membership at the Council, thereby keeping with the changed times.

India’s Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday called on Africa to join hands with India to put in place more democratic global governance structures as she demanded the inclusion of India and representatives of Africa in a revamped UN Security Council.

Speaking at the India-Africa foreign ministers’ meeting in New Delhi, Swaraj also called for a “regular review mechanism” to evaluate the efficacy of implementation of various programmes launched by India at the bilateral, regional and pan-African levels.

The foreign ministers’ meet aims to set the stage for the third India-Africa summit that is to take place on Thursday. The summit is billed as the biggest gathering of foreign dignitaries in New Delhi since the 1983 Non-Aligned Summit. Previous India-Africa summits—the first in New Delhi in 2008 and the second in Addis Ababa in 2011—were smaller events, with India and representatives of select African countries participating.

Making a strong case for the reform of the UN Security Council, Swaraj asked: “How can we expect legitimacy from a governance structure that excludes the entire African continent and a country which represents one-sixth of humanity?”

“India and Africa can no longer be excluded from their rightful place of the permanent membership of the UN Security Council,” she said, PTI reported.

India has been campaigning for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council for many years. It has joined hands with Germany, Japan and Brazil to form a pressure group to push forward the reforms process but so far the grouping has met with little success.

The UN Security Council consists of five permanent members— US, UK, France, China and Russia—and 10 non-permanent members who are elected for a rotating two-year term.

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Jonathan
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Malawi if this ll solve our problems we currently have let it be but if not thats means we are dull on our personality coz we can’t be busy helping our friends while we are still dormant on our evryday life.look other problems not this ones..this bothers those who started them.think wise

Myopic Malaw
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Even with the Great Ngwazi, Malawians were so myopic to see the right thing. We opted to support the White Apartheid Government over our own fellow black African cause for democracy. Now it’s haunting us over 40yrs after, we cannot win any negotiations/ battle over our own Lake Malawi with Tanzania because the ANC led government will always be supporting our neighbour. Why? Julius Nyerere made the right option by supporting our fellow blacks, of course posthumously. He even accommodated them in TZ. It seems it’s another deja vu with the Indian-UN scenario. It is not good to be poor.… Read more »
Prison Warden
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Why are France and UK still holding permanent seats? Because they took part in some war long ago? Those two are dinosaurs. No longer relevant in today’s world. Let’s have Ghana or South Africa there.

Kal Gandikota
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Dear Sir/Madam, Namasthe! My heartfelt thanks to all Hon’ble leaders (Govt. and NGOs including those of all religious institutions/missionaries) and their staffs for participating at India-Africa Forum Summit 2015 and sharing their valuable insights, thoughts and experiences. My earnest thanks to everyone else who actively participated at the event. I am glad and appreciate even those passive audiences who attended the event. Many thanks to all those organizing and promoting this event and I assure you definitely there will be greater audience in future. It helps ordinary people like us understand how important these kinds of events are for stability,… Read more »
Mzozodo Chabe
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Zakutu basi India is not in your league Baba and it doesn’t need your backing let the big guns sort themselves out, just because they let you talk at the UN then you think that your voice matters in this world shame. Everyday Peter proves that Bingo was the smart one.

Sapitwa
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No problem

political analyst
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UN is a toothless bulldog big countries such as US,UK etc.. do not respect international laws in short UN is useless. the so called UNSC has failed to prevent wars that the west started fourty years ago under the guise of exporting democracy. look at Afghanistan, Iraq, Lybia they are all failed States because of the west with their democracy.

His Excellency the Life President Wolemekezeka Mkango Lion Chivomorezi Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
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His Excellency the Life President Wolemekezeka Mkango Lion Chivomorezi Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza

You would have backed Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, North Korea and Vietnam not India . Amwenye ngozunza kwambiri.

Mbiyazodooka
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I would rather you supported Nigeria or South Africa as an African representative then Brazil as the South American representative so that all the major continents are represented on the UNSC.

mtate mike rsa
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U must be astupid president after the indians fuck you with the index finger and then they will fuck your ass

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