EAM S. Jaishankar has recently held talks with the L.69 grouping. The title of the meeting,‘Reinvigorating Multilateralism:A call to Action for Comprehensive Security Council Reform’ aptly captured the message of the gathering.


What is L-69 grouping?

  • The L.69 Group is a group of developing countries from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific.
  • They form a major bloc that is united by the common cause of achieving the lasting and comprehensive reform of the United Nations Security Council.
  • The group currently has 42 countries as its members.
  • The UN Mission of India serves as the Secretariat for the meetings of the L.69 Group of Developing Countries.



The Group is bound by the firm conviction that expansion in both the permanent and non-permanent categories of membership of the Security Council is imperative to better reflect contemporary world realities, and achieve a more accountable, representative, transparent and more importantly a ‘relevant’ Security Council.