Assembly President calls on States to advance progress on Security Council reform

The President of the General Assembly today called on Member States to make headway on the negotiations aimed at making the Security Council a more efficient, transparent, universal, and democratic body.

Without Security Council reform, UN will lose credibility – General Assembly chief

The United Nations will lose its credibility as the pre-eminent international forum if Member States are unable to agree on reforming the size, membership and working methods of the Security Council, General Assembly President Joseph Deiss said today.

‘Real’ talks on Council reform may begin this year, Assembly President says

General Assembly President Joseph Deiss said today he hopes “real negotiations” may at last get under way this year in the almost two-decades-long process to enlarge the Security Council, bringing the United Nations body whose decisions are binding into line with the Organization’s current membership.