UAE calls for ‘good’ representation of small nations in UNSC

NEW YORK — The UAE called here yesterday for good reprenstation of small and developing countries at the UN Security Council to ensure political balance in its structure in order to address concerns of all countries and peoples worldwide.

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Published: Thu 15 Nov 2007, 9:10 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:37 AM

The call was made by the UAE’s Permanent Represntative at the UN, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jaarman, before the 62nd session of the General Assembly on the question of equitable representation in the memebership of the Security Council.

He added that the inconsistencies in the current actions of the Security Council stem from its uneven structure, which was based on the political and geographical reality of 1945 and the amendments made in 1963, indicating that in the light of the current political, geographical, demographic and economic developments in the 21st century, “we emphasise the importance of enabling the Security Council to play its natural and effective role and shoulder its responsibility in orienting international relations and implementing international law”.

Calling for an urgent action to redress in a systematic manner the shortcomings in its methods of work, and ensure a total change in its structure and in its response to the current regional and international political, geographical, as well as, economic changes and events, Al Jaarman said: “We also reiterate our position to increase the permanent and non-permanent membership of the security council. This enlargement should be based on the principles of the sovereign equality of member states and equitable geographical representation, and should ensure achieving international peace and security,” he said.

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