Thursday, September 30, 2010

Venezuela Wants to Suspend the Security Council Veto

Venezuela Venezuela yesterday called for wholesale reform of the United Nations – suspending veto rights of the five permanent Security Council members, enlarging the 15-member body, strengthening the General Assembly and opening up the election of Secretary-General.  “The Bolivarian [Venezuelan] Revolution plans to contribute to the rebuilding of the structure and agenda of the United Nations, which reflects the existing and unjust power relationships in the world,” Permanent Representative Jorge Valero told the Assembly.  Click here to read the full statement.

(From a UN Press Release)

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