The five-member BRICS member states that represent more than 40% of the global population, have called for comprehensive reforms in the UN and more so in the UN Security Council.

In a declaration issued at the end of their summit meeting in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil from Nov 13-14, the member countries also criticized global protectionism and unilateralism.

The association of five major emerging national economies, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa that forms BRICS asked for making the UN Security Council more representative and efficient to the needs of developing countries.

These countries reportedly have a

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