Kiir on reforms in UN Security Council

By Gilo Jr.Okwata /Radio Mirya

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called for reforms in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

In 75th session of UNSC held through virtual conferencing, under the theme: ‘the Future We Want, the UN We need: Reaffirming our collective commitments to Multilateralism’, the President emphasized the needs for reforms in the Council to live up to the potential of the 21st century and also to reflect the theme of this year.

“The UN and its organs have given us the safer world we live in today, despite these achievements, United Nations cannot fulfil its potentials in this century without reforms in the Security Council, this is the time to transform the UN to reflect the theme of 75th  session,” Kiir Said.

Kiir said that he was adding his voice to the demand by the African Union for two additional permanent seats at the UN Security Council as the continent is the most affected by council’s decisions and resolutions.

Africa has only three members such as South Africa, Niger and Tunisia in a ten-non-permanent members’ council.

The UN Security Council is composed of 15 members: Five permanent members which include China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and 10 Non-permanent members which also comprised Belgium, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany, Indonesia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Tunisia and Vietnam for two-year terms elected by General Assembly of 192 member States.

The UNSC is mandated to maintain international peace and security, to develop friendly relations among nations, to cooperate in solving disputes and in promoting respect for human rights and to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations among others. 

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