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‘UN in danger of becoming irrelevant’

Narendra Modi has deplored the UN’s failure to properly acknowledge a third of humanity.

Failing to take account of the world's unprecedented political, economic, technical and security transformation, the UN is in danger of being left behind. Picture: AFP.

PRETORIA - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deplored the United Nations' failure to properly acknowledge a third of humanity and warns the world organisation is in danger of becoming irrelevant.

He's opened the India Africa Summit in New Delhi attended by heads of state of 40 of the 53 African Union members and the king of Morocco a country which excluded itself from the grouping.

One and a quarter billion Indians and a similar number of Africans constitutes a third of humanity.

Modi says this vast chunk of the planet's people must speak with one voice to demand permanent seats on the UN Security Council.

Failing to take account of the world's unprecedented political, economic, technical and security transformation, the UN is in danger of being left behind.