Steps to Reform UN Security Council

Posted on March 4, 2010

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Steps to Reform UN Security Council

Escrito por Fany Rodríguez   
jueves, 04 de marzo de 2010
 
04 de marzo de 2010, 11:26United Nations, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The old demand to reform the UN security Council will make a new step forward Friday, when the deadline for member States to present their points regarding that issue will expire. March 5 is the deadline agreed in inter-governmental talks, as part of the process to change the 15-member body.Of them, five have permanent character and veto privilege (the US, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and China), while the other ten hold a seat for two years.Latest debates on the issue were marked by strong criticism of the Council’s clear attempts to go over its powers and functions, and meddle in affairs of the General Assembly, the organization’s top forum.

Regarding that, several delegations rejected numerous actions by some permanent members seeking to promote national interests, far beyond the principles of impartiality and non-selectivity.

During the latest session of the General Assembly on the Council reform, many delegations insisted it is necessary that the entity reflects the interests and needs of developed and developing countries in an objective, rational, and non-arbitrary way.