The UN Security Council must be reformed - Merkel
10:00, 27 September 2015

The UN Security Council must be reformed - Merkel

It is necessary to include additional permanent and temporary members into the body

10:00, 27 September 2015


It is high time the UN Security Council is reformed, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday, 26 September, reports Reuters.

"We need a new way of work to solve problems. That makes the reform of the UN Security Council necessary", said Merkel.

Merkel stated that many of current members disagree with the structure and methods of the Security Council’s activity, so it is necessary to recruit new permanent and temporary members.

Now, the institution is constituted by five permanent members (US, Russia, Great Britain, France, and China) and twenty temporary, elected by the General Assembly. Such order was established in 1945, in the time of the UN foundation after the WWII.

This month, Russia is a presiding country in the UN Security Council. Poroshenko offered to start discussion about the deprivation of the Russian right of veto in the Security Council.

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