Intergovernmental Negotiations Framework (IGN)

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  • January 27, 2021
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Intergovernmental Negotiations Framework (IGN)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International relations 

In news 

  • India’s Permanent Representative to the UN said that It has been nearly 13 years since the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) started. 
  • The UN Security Council is finding itself unable to act effectively to address issues of international peace and security as it lacked inclusivity.

Important value additions 

  • The Intergovernmental Negotiations framework (IGN) is a group of nation-states working within the United Nations to further reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), 15-member top organ of the world body.
  • Composition: The IGN is composed of several different international organizations, namely: (1) The African Union; (2) The G4 nations (India, Brazil, Japan and Germany); (3) The Uniting for Consensus Group (UfC); (4) The L.69 Group of Developing Countries; (5) The Arab League; (6) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
  • Each group represents a different set of positions vis-a-vis reforming the United Nations Security Council.
  • In 2016, an “oral decision” was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly which approved of a declaration known as the “elements of convergence” which outlined the status of the consensus reached by the members of the IGN at that time.

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