Real reform of the multilateral system starts with the UNSC

The war in Ukraine and the multiple challenges ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic to the real and present danger of climate change and the burgeoning debt crisis have once again underscored the urgent need for real reform of the multilateral system. India has been saying so at the UN for thirty years, we have been saying it at G20 over the last decade and we have been talking about it at these BRICS forums each year. Five years ago, at the BRICS leaders retreat in Johannesburg, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a passionate case for reformed multilateralism. However, it is a sad reality that very little progress has been achieved and the contribution of BRICS itself to the reform process has been quite modest.