Reforms needed to help UN play its role

ABU DHABI — Many reforms and developments should be carried out at the United Nations to ensure its due role in international issues and crisis, said Mohammed Jassem Samhan Al Nuaimi, Ambassador in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while delivering a lecture on ‘The United Nations and Global Changes’.

By Ahmed Nour

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Published: Sun 4 Feb 2007, 9:34 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:25 AM

The lecture was organised by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Research.

The ambassador said the reason behind formation of the UN on June 26, 1945, was that after World War II global community was convinced of the need of an international organisation to create a fair system in settling disputes between countries.

He said while the number of UN’s member states increased form 51 to 192 the crises and disputes across the world had also increased considerably and now its members realised that many reforms needed to be carried out in the UN, especially in the composition and scope of its Security Council.

He said due to the double-standard policy of some influential countries, doubts had aroused about the effectiveness of the UN and its role in the international and regional crises.

He noted that the UN still had the time to carry out some reforms and it still was a suitable forum to settle these disputes.



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