IBSA agenda: UNSC reforms, terror fight Foreign Ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) â€” the three non-permanent members of the UN Security Council â€” on Tuesday met in New Delhi and issued a declaration after the meeting saying, â€œThe ministers, attentive to the present political unrest in several Middle Eastern and northern African countries, stressed their expectation that the changes sweeping the region follow a peaceful course. They expressed their confidence in a positive outcome in harmony with the aspirations of the peoples.â€ Participating in the seventh Trilateral Commission meeting, Foreign Ministers S M Krishna, Antonio Patriota (Brazil) and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (South Africa) reiterated their commitment to multilateralism and reaffirmed the need for the UN to become more responsive to the priorities of developing countries. They emphasised the need for urgent reform of the UNSC, including expansion of permanent and non-permanent categories of its membership, with increased participation of developing countries in both the categories. â€œThe representation of developing countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America is essential. Such reform in the UNSC is of utmost importance to reflect contemporary geopolitical realities and to enhance its representativeness, effectiveness and legitimacy,â€ the communique issued after the meeting said. Agreeing that terrorism was one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, the ministers stressed that the fight against it needs strong international cooperation and agreed to enhance their mutual cooperation to prevent terror attacks and punish the perpetrators according to international and domestic legislations. In this context, the leaders urged all UN member-states to urgently conclude and adopt the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. The three also discussed the agenda for the next IBSA summit to be held in South Africa later this year.