Pakistan reaffirms demand for rising non-permanent seats in UNSC

Maleeha Lodhi talks to delegates at Inter-Governmental Negotiations on reforming the Council.
Pakistan has reaffirmed its stand that as an alternative of making new everlasting seats within the United Nations Safety Council, it’s best possibility to extend its non-permanent members.
Speaking to delegates at Inter-Governmental Negotiations on reforming the Council, Pakistan’s everlasting consultant to the UN Maleeha Lodhi stated rising non-permanent seats of the physique will make it extra democratic.
She stated regional illustration, based mostly on periodic elections and equitable geographic distribution may be enhanced within the class of elected seats.
As regards the decision for increasing everlasting membership to incorporate the idea of “regional illustration” she stated a everlasting member can’t declare consultant standing if it isn’t accountable to the area.
The Pakistani envoy additionally referred to as for addressing the important thing difficulty of veto, because it has a critical bearing on effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the Council.
She stated the veto may be counterbalanced within the Council by strengthening the voice of elected members.

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