Libya chairs UN General Assembly session to discuss UNSC reform

Libya chairs UN General Assembly session to discuss UNSC reform

November 18, 2020 - 12:47
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

Libya's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Taher Al-Sunni chaired on Monday a session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) aimed to discuss the UN Security Council (UNSC) reform.

Al-Sunni, in his capacity as Vice-President of the 75th session of the UNGA, said in a speech that “the government negotiations on UNSC reform requires reforming its working mechanism, which has proven to be undemocratic”, pointing out that “there are some who describe the UNSC as a dictatorship, which has allowed some countries to control the rest of the world”.

He also reaffirmed Libya's readiness to participate in the new round of government negotiations on UNSC reform, and through the African Group of Ten, hoping that this round will be the beginning of a new process to end the procrastination until a real dialogue is launched, which will contribute to an effective reform to maintain international peace and security.

Al-Sunni praised the role of the UN General Assembly in its insistence on reforming the UNSC, stressing the need for inclusive reforms, especially fair representation, in addition to the need for permanent representation for Africa, in response to its legitimate demands.

In the same context, he added that these demands are represented by two permanent seats in the UNSC with all their privileges, including the right of veto, and two additional seats in the non-permanent membership category.