AU Members To Discuss UN Security Council Reforms

AU Members To Discuss UN Security Council Reforms

NAIROBI, Nov 15 (Bernama) — Kenya will host a meeting for Africa Union members on pushing for reforms at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) next week, Xinhua news agency reported.

A statement from the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ministry said the AU Committee of Ten (C-10) on reform of the UNSC will kick off in Nairobi on Monday.

Delegates come from Sierra Leone, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia and Kenya.

“The C-10 meeting will prepare a common position to be submitted for adoption in the next Africa Union summit,” said the ministry.

C-10 is spearheading Africa’s desire for reform of the UN Security Council and expansion from 15 to 26 seats to include two permanent seats and two new non-permanent seats for Africa.

The African Common Position or Ezulwini Consensus proposes that all members in the permanent category have veto power.

“The African Common Position continues to serve as the only viable option that reflects Africa’s legitimate right and aspiration to address historical injustices endured by the continent,” the ministry added.

— BERNAMA

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