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Ukraine offers to reform UN Security Council

The authority in its current shape cannot guarantee peace and security of the international society, said Eduard Fesko, the counselor to Ukraine's permanent office in the UN
08:42, 21 November 2018

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The UN Security Council (UNSC), in its current mode, cannot guarantee peace and security of the world's society; thus, it needs to be reformed. Eduard Fesko, the counselor to Ukraine's permanent office in the UN said that as quoted by Ukrinform news agency

'It is obvious to everybody that the Security Council in its current shape does not really suit the effective solution of problems of the 21st century,' he said. 

According to the official, Ukraine's experience of chairing the UNSC in 2016 and 2017 only made it clearer that without the said reform, the Council is doomed to lose its role and position in the wide international context.

Ukraine state it was open to discussing all options and approaches to this reform, as long as they aim for the result. Kyiv will officially insist on two principal moments: 1) the Eastern European regional group should have its own representative in the Council, 2) the role of veto in the UNSC's frameworks should be reconsidered.

Currently, the USNC consists of fifteen member states. U.S., Russia, France, the UK and China are the permanent members that enjoy the veto right. The remaining member states are selected for the geographic reasons - five states per a year, with the two-years-long cadence. 

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