Revamp of UN Security Council stressed
Among the measures the UN can take to restore the power balance, the panelists recommended recomposition of the Security Council, veto power, promotion of democracy, and adequate funding by the developed countries and rules of procedure.
Speaking on Gandhian non-violence and Meiji Revolution in Japan -- a period known as Japanese enlightenment -- a panelist stressed India and Japan can leverage their rich heritage to bring harmony in the working of the UN.
"India's fight for independence as well as Gandhi's philosophy of peace and welfare of humankind spread across the world. Similarly, the Meiji revolution paved the way for peace and prosperity in Japan.
"The two countries can utilise this rich historical heritage and act in harmony in the UN," said Sukehiro Hasegawa, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Timor-Leste.