G20: Global decision-making doesn’t reflect today’s politics, says Jaishankar

External Affairs Ministers, S Jaishankar on Thursday stated that the decision making at multilateral organization like the United Nations doesn’t reflect the realities of present-day politics, aspirations or economics of the people at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

While highlighting the flaws in the global decision-making process at the United Nations while addressing the foreign delegates at G20 FMM, Jaishankar said, “Current global architecture is in its 8th decade. The number of members of the UN has quadrupled in this period.

“It neither reflects today’s politics, economics, demographics or aspirations. Since 2005, we have heard sentiments for reform being expressed at the highest level. But as we all know, these have not materialised. The reasons are no secret either. The longer we put it off, the more the credibility of multilateralism stands eroded. Global decision-making must be democratised if it has to have a future.”

The G20 FMM commenced with a minute’s silence observed for those who lost their lives in the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

“Before I commence proceedings, let us observe a minute of silence in memory of the many who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria. Our deepest condolences to the bereaved families,” said Jaishankar.

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