‘Still a world of double standards’
India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that it is still a world of "double standards" and those countries which are occupying positions of influence are resisting the pressure to change and those with historical influence have weaponised a lot of those capabilities.
Jaishankar was speaking at a Ministerial Session titled 'South Rising: Partnerships, Institutions and Ideas' hosted by the Observer Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, UN India and the Reliance Foundation.
"I think more than political will, there is political pressure for change," he said here on Saturday. There is a growing sentiment in the world and the global South in a way embodies it. But there's also political resistance, he said.
"Those who are occupying positions of influence, we see this in the UN Security Council most of all, are resisting the pressure to change.
"Those who are economically dominant today are leveraging their production capabilities and those who have institutional influence or historical influence have actually weaponised a lot of those capabilities as well," Jaishankar said.
"They will all mouth the right things, but the reality is still today, it's a world very much of double standards," Jaishankar said.