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Support UN reforms, Narendra Modi tells Africa

Raising the pitch for U.N. Security Council reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked 54 African nations to join India in demanding an overhaul of the global body to make it more “democratic, inclusive and representative” of the current world.

He said the present day world was facing challenges like terrorism and climate change which did not exist when the U.N. was founded 70 years ago and the global body ran the risk of losing relevance if it did not adapt to the new systems in the world.

“India advocates reforms in global political, economic and security institutions,” Mr. Modi said while interacting with editors from African nations here, ahead of the India-Africa Forum Summit.

“They [global bodies] must become more democratic, inclusive and representative of our world. No institution will have that character today if it does not give voice to Africa or the world’s largest democracy, constituting one-sixth of humanity,” the Prime Minister said.

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