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Kuwait renews call to reform the UN Security Council


Kuwait City: Kuwait has called anew for "reforming" the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), stressing the need for broader representation in the council.

The Kuwaiti stand was re-affirmed in an address by Hassan Abulhassan, the second secretary of the Kuwaiti mission, to the UN General Assembly second session during a debate, late on Wednesday, about just representation in the council and prospects of increasing its members.

Abulhassan called for focusing on overhauling relationship of the UNSC with the other UN apparatuses to ensure jurisdictions' separation, where the council sole mission must be safeguarding international peace and security.

Any idea, under examination for "reforming" the UNSC, must emanate from "everybody's keenness on enabling the council to be more representative of the member states, "reflecting the international situation that has largely changed since establishing the United Nations in 1945," he said.

He called for improving the UNSC work methods; with more efficiency and transparency, and enabling small states to occupy seats.

The right of Arab and Islamic nations to representation must not be neglected, he said, noting that these nations are entitled for representation, compatible with their significance and contributions for defending the UN objectives and charter.

Abulhassan expressed the State of Kuwait’s full support to the Arab states' demand for permanent representation in the UNSC.

He indicated that the issue of reforming the UNSC had been repeatedly examined since 24 years ago however no progress had been made due to "lack of political will.