Uniting for Consensus

  • Uniting for Consensus (UfC) is a movement, nicknamed the Coffee Club, that developed in the 1990s in opposition to the possible expansion of permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council.
  • Under the leadership of Italy, it aims to counter the bids for permanent seats proposed by G4 nations (Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan) and is calling for a consensus before any decision is reached on the form and size of the Security Council.


  • Italy, South Korea, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Turkey, Argentina, Malta, Pakistan, Costa Rica, Colombia & San Marino.

Whilst Spain isn’t an official member of the G20, it is a permanent invitee.

  • Remember India is not a member.


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