New Delhi, Nov 24 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today called for strengthening the United Nations both structurally and functionally.
Inaugurating the Model United Nations Conference -2007 organised by the Delhi Public School here, Mr Chatterjee said: ''There is an urgent need of comprehensive reforms of the United Nations, especially with regard to the expansion of the Security Council in both the permanent and non-permanent membership.
''Only a well-representative, democratic and just United Nations can be effective in establishing lasting peace and harmony, both within and among the nations,'' he asserted.
Calling upon young students to convert every challenge into an opportunity, the Lok Sabha Speaker said the objective of modern education should be to create world citizens with good moral and ethical tolerance, discipline and commitment and sensitivity.
Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Sports, also spoke on the occasion.