Japan and the United Nations

September 22, 2021
Foreign ministers attending the meeting
Foreign Ministers' Meeting of the G4 Countries on UN Security Council Reform

Taking the opportunity of his visit to New York on the occasion of the 76th UN General Assembly, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, attended the Ministerial Meeting of the G4 countries (Japan, Brazil, Germany and India) on UN Security Council Reform on September 22, from 13:30 to 14:00 (local time). The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Based on the sense of urgency to improve the legitimacy, effectiveness and representation of the UN Security Council in order to reflect the realities of the world today and deal with growing international challenges, Minister Motegi, together with the Foreign Ministers of Brazil, India and Germany, shared their current understanding on the reform of the UN Security Council, exchanging views on their collective efforts to bring about concrete progress on the reform, and also reaffirmed their solidarity and resolve as the G4.
  2. The G4 Foreign Ministers agreed to support the President of the General Assembly so as to see progress in the Intergovernmental Negotiations. The Ministers also expressed support to the Common African Position and agreed to cooperate to push forward the reform process such as the early commencement of text-based negotiations.
  3. Participants
  • Japan : Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Chair)
  • Brazil : Mr. Carlos Alberto Franco FRANÇA, Foreign Minister
  • Germany : Mr. Heiko MAAS, Foreign Minister
  • India : Dr. Subrahmanyam JAISHANKAR, Minister for External Affairs

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