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There is urgent need for reforms at United Nations: Tharoor

There is an urgent need for reforms at the United Nations (UN) to meet the challenges of international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and promotion of human rights, former Under Secretary-General of the global body Shashi Tharoor has said here.

There is urgent need for reforms at United Nations: Tharoor
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Shashi Tharoor

Kolkata

“The UN is indispensable and has no alternative. Absence of reforms could discredit it and there is an urgent need for reforms,” he said at a programme here on Saturday. 

Tharoor, a Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram who quit the UN in 2007 after losing the race for the post of Secretary General to Ban Ki-moon, said already there was a danger that countries in groups were attaching importance to other fora like the G-20. 

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