Facing a renewed bid from the so-called G4 countries - India, Japan, Brazil and Germany - for permanent membership on the United Nations Security Council, China is coming under increasing pressure to help find a solution.Thursday, 24 February, 2011, 12:00am
A summit of world leaders in New York will be asked today to approve a blueprint for a United Nations that could meet the challenges of the 21st century. Predictably, the document has become a compromise between developed and developing nations that will leave no one happy.14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Reform of the United Nations - that terribly tarnished crown jewel of post-war global order - is, as everyone agrees, urgently needed. For all its imperfections, it is the best world political organisation we have. Erected in the aftermath of the second world war, it soon changed into the one institution that the world would turn to in a crisis.13 Apr 2005 - 12:00am
The global rifts created by the invasion of Iraq and the world's continuing inability to stop the carnage in the Sudanese region of Darfur are just two signs of the need to make the United Nations Security Council more representative and effective.2 Dec 2004 - 12:00am
JAPAN is at the forefront of calls for United Nations reform and has called on member states to 'redouble their efforts' to reach a broad agreement on the framework for change next yer.
Both institutional and financial reforms are being urged by the Japanese Government.23 Dec 1995 - 12:00am