INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – United Nations Reforms for the Changing World

 Foundation for Critical Choices for India, The Netherlands, is organising, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE United Nations Reforms for the Changing World  with Special Focus on United Nations Security Council. Venue: Kasteel de Wittenburg, Landgoed de Wittenburg 1,2244 BV, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.


Event Date: 3rd May 2023


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Background & Themes

The United Nations (UN) is a 77 year-old world organisation representing 193 Member States. In today’s world, the UN intends to act on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century. Such issues are a) maintaining international peace & security, b) protecting human rights, c) delivering humanitarian aid, d) promoting sustainable development, and e) upholding international law. In today's highly multipolar, nationalistic, globalised world, the UN is facing critical issues such as a) power imbalance, b) non-equitable representation of member states, c) lack of democratic principles in decision-making and d) dependency of the UN for funds on its member states. Several new global challenges are emerging (especially in relation to peace & security) that require co-ordinated actions. Thus, the incremental structural reforms at both UN and UNSC levels are vital for building reconciliation amongst the member states to make these institutions more relevant and effective.   

We, (FCCI) have conducted a systematic study through several brainstorming sessions, and through a legitimate literature survey came up with some new suggestions in terms of framework guidelines dealing with mechanisms to empowering the UN through its ‘One World’ approach of collective governance. A special focus is given to UNSC reforms. Here, The Foundation (FCCI) has come up with several innovative inclusive guidelines to make UNSC more equitable representation and impart democratic principles in decision-making. Additionally, a mechanism has been proposed for making the UN financially independent for its effective global governance.

 The main aim of this international conference is to present our findings, exchange views, and openly discuss much-needed UN reforms with the representatives of several UN member states, representatives from veto-holding nations, G-4, G-20, C-10 nations, EU, and other stakeholders. This international conference is the first major step to push further UN reforms without any biased approach and start the challenging journey to build consensus amongst the UN member states.

 The program will be highly interactive and includes speakers and panellists from different backgrounds such as experts on UN affairs, diplomats, representatives from the corporate world & experts on international law. 




Program – Inaugural Session


Registration/ Meet & Greet


Specific instructions by Dr. Yamini J. Singh, Secretary General FCCI.


Opening and welcome address by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President FCCI and FIDE.


Theme presentation –  “United Nations reforms for the changing world order”, by Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus, FCCI.


FCCI Vision on, “UN reforms - with special focus on United Nations Security Council”, by Dr. Pramod Agrawal, VP programs, FCCI.


Inaugural address by a representative of UN as chief guest [TBD]


Group photo moment with guest of honours/representatives of UN member states


Lunch Break



Part I: Expert Presentations - UN reforms for the changing world order


Address by guests of honour, diplomats, representatives of UN member states, and experts in international law. Speeches are expected from at least one representative of each continent (in alphabetical order). – [TBD]

  • Representative from Africa
  • Representative from Asia, including middle east
  • Representative from Australia
  • Representative from Europe
  • Representative from Latin America
  • Representatives from North America



Short break – Drinks/Snacks



Part II: Panel Discussion/Q&A session: Chaired by Mr. Jasbir Singh


Panellists are selected representatives from UN member states from each continent, corporate world, experts in international law.

  • Mr. Harjit Sandhu: Former Coordinator UN Security Council Panels of Experts, & Director of international affairs, FCCI
  • Others [TBD]



  • § Closing remarks & vote of thanks by Drs. Badri Madan, former President FCCI


  • § Networking drinks


Master of ceremony: Dr. Yamini J. Singh & Drs. Subhadra Pathak (LLM)

Seminar Reporter: Ms. Adv. Pranita Deshpande, Director of Publication FCCI.

 A livestream broadcast will be facilitated through YouTube and Facebook page of FCCI.


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