President Kovind called for immediate reform of global institutions, particularly the UN Security Council

President Ram Nath Kovind has called for "urgent reform of global institutions," particularly the UN Security Council, to reflect the current global reality.

India's goal in promoting a more inclusive international order is to create a multilateral system that is "universal, rules-based, open, transparent, predictable, non-discriminatory, and equitable," President Kovind said on Thursday.

He highlighted the issue when he spoke at a special session of the House Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

"India and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines—Towards an Inclusive World Order" was the theme of the sitting assembly.

He also stated that multilateralism should be utilised as a tool to promote robust, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth in all countries.

In September 2021 too, the G4 nations, including India, Brazil, Germany, and Japan, emphasised the importance of restructuring the UNSC to make it more legitimate, effective, and reflective of the modern world, including developing nations and big contributor nations.

India joined the UNSC as a non-permanent member for a two-year term in January 2021. Since then, the country has been at the frontline of reforming the 5-nation UN into a strong 15-nation organization, claiming that the current form of organisation doesn’t represent the geopolitical realities of today’s world.

Apart from this, India also maintains that it rightfully deserves a permanent seat in the UNSC. Currently, UNSC has five permanent members - USA, Russia, the UK, China, and France.