CARICOM wants lasting review of UN Security Council


Added 16 November 2012


UNITED NATIONS, Nov 16, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have joined other developing countries in calling for a “lasting and comprehensive reform of the United nations Security Council. Jamaica’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Raymond Wolfe, speaking on behalf of the L69 Group of countries that include CARICOM, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, outlined the developing countries position as he addressed the United Nations on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council. Wolfe said the Group is “cemented in its firm conviction” that expansion in both the permanent and  non permanent categories of membership of the Security Council is needed to better reflect contemporary world realities, and achieve a more accountable, representative and transparent Security Council. “We were instrumental in starting the intergovernmental negotiations. We remain engaged in these negotiations on the understanding that the UN Charter, the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly as well as relevant GA resolutions requires support from two-thirds majority of the UN membership for any decision in this regard.”    


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