G4 Nations Video lecture:


G4 Nations


Overview:


G4 Established:2005
G4 countries Members:4 Members
G4 countries Headquarters:No Headquarters.
Secretary General:No Secretary General.

What is G4:


The G4 is a group comprising four-member countries Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan, who are demanding a permanent seat in the United Nations. This group is known as G4 nations or G4 countries where "G" stands for "Group".


Establishment of the G4:


The group was founded in 2005 so that their voice could be heard by the United Nations for the permanent seat.


Members of the G4 Nations:


The G4 is a group of Four member countries.


Member states of G4 nations:


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The Objectives of the G4 countries:


The main aim of the G4 nations is to support each other’s bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). According to the G4 nations, it is very important to expand the UNSC, in order to enhance the equitable representation of different regions of the world such as Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The reform of the UNSC will ensure the effectiveness of the organization as the UNSC was established after world war 2 and in that time the situation was different in the world but now the situation is completely different.


Current, Permanent Members of the UNSC (P5 countries):


Currently, there are five permanent members of the UNSC with Veto Power France, China, Russia, The UK, and The US. Out of five permanent members of the UNSC, three members France, The UK, and The US have maintained their seats since the UN founding and the People's Republic of China replaced the Republic of China in 1971 whereas Russia replaced the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1991.


Headquarters of G4 Nations:


The G4 nations don't have any headquarters as this group is to support each other for the United Nations Security Council permanent seat and it is not an organization.


Opposition by Coffee Club countries (Uniting for Consensus):


Some countries are opposing the bids of G4 nations in UNSC for permanent seats. There is a movement named Uniting for Consensus, also known as Coffee Club, that formed in 1990 in opposition to the possible expansion of permanent seats in the UNSC, and currently, its aim is to counter the bids for permanent seats by G4 nations in the UNSC. The countries opposing the bids of G4 nations for permanent seats in the UNSC are


The countries opposing the bid of Brazil for a permanent seat in the UNSC are Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.

The countries opposing the bid of Germany for the permanent seat in the UNSC are Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Namibia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Spain.


The countries opposing the bid of Japan for the permanent seat in the UNSC are China, North Korea, and South Korea.


The countries opposing the bid of India for the permanent seat in the UNSC are China and Pakistan.


If you look to the countries who are opposing (coffee club member countries) the bids of the G4 nations for a permanent seat in the UNSC have their own personal issues with the G4 member country, so it is clear that they are just taking the leverage of the situation and nothing more than that.


India and G4 Nations:


India is an active member of G4 nations and only two countries are strongly opposing the bid of India for permanent membership in the UNSC and they are China and Pakistan.