Estonia supports UN reform to reflect new world order

At a meeting of the UN Security Council (AP/Scanpix)
6/12/2015 5:08 PM
Category: International

Estonia supports reforming the United Nations Security Council to reflect the current world order, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said at a meeting in New York.

He said the council should be updated to reflect today’s world and not that of 1945 when it was formed.

Pentus-Rosimannus made the comments during a meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

Adding that cooperation with the United Nations and other international organizations is of key importance in solving conflicts in various regions of the world.

“We consider it important to reach a better representation of UN membership in the Security Council in terms of improving the involvement of small and developing countries and various regions, as well as in reforming the Council’s working methods,” he said.

“We support the initiative of France to restrict the right to veto in the Security Council, so that in the case of serious crimes against humanity, permanent members of the Security Council would collectively forgo using the veto.”

The pair also spoke about the selection process of the next UN Secretary-General, with Pentus-Rosimannus saying they should involve the entire membership of the UN.

H. Wright, S. Tambur

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