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The United States is pushing for UN Security Council reform

Jun 13, 2023

The United States has begun to develop a proposal to reform the UN Security Council, the most influential body in the international law system, which provides for the expansion of its membership to better represent the regions of the world.

This is stated in the material of The Washington Post.

Currently, the United States does not have a final vision of the UN Security Council reform, but it is expected to expand the number of its permanent representatives by about six, while they will not have veto power.

This position ensures that, if the reform is implemented, new countries will have the influence of the permanent members of the UN Security Council, while not undermining the veto power of the current members.


The US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, is currently trying to secure preliminary support for the reform. The move is part of a broader effort by Washington to modernize international organizations that are often accused of inefficiency.

"We want these institutions to work so that we can discuss and try to resolve international conflicts. We need to be clear about the successes and failures we've had over the years, but there's no doubt that we're better off with these institutions than without them," the American official explained on condition of anonymity.

It is not yet known which countries may become permanent members of the UN Security Council, and the United States has previously supported the inclusion of Germany, Japan, and India in this body.

However, such a step would require an amendment to the UN Charter, which must be approved and ratified by two-thirds of the UN membership.

Author - Olena Madiak, 13/06/2023

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