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UNSC reform: UfC take notes of important progress on Africa, Sids; still central differences remain

NEW YORK, JUNE 26 – The intergovernmental negotiation on the Security Council reform made important progress in the course of the session that ended this week, even though divergences on central aspects still persist, Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York, said yesterday.

The General Assembly adopted by consensus the oral decision to “roll over” the intergovermental negotiations on the  reform.  Speaking on behlf of the Uniting for Consensus Group, Zappia praised the efforts of the co-facilitators (United Arab Emirates and Luxembourg. “We welcome the decision to continue intergovernmental negotiations on the reform, and we believe the final version of the “Revised Elements” reflects much of the progress achieved, including the strengthened language on working methods, the interaction between the Security Council and the General Assembly, as well as the support for increased representation in the Council of developing Countries, Africa, SIDS and Small States”, said the Italian Ambassador at the end of the negotiation session of the 73rd General Assembly.

“Regional groups and Member States still have divergent positions on some central aspects of the reform. For this reason the Uniting for Consensus Group considers it essential to continue the dialogue within the framework of the intergovernmental negotiation and is ready to continue working with everyone in view of its next session “, said Zappia explaining that the group aims, first of all, to reach an agreement on the guiding principles: greater democracy, representativeness, responsibility, transparency and effectiveness.

“The UfC Group firmly believes that the Security Council needs to become truly representative, accountable, democratic, transparent and effective. We need such a Council to foster the trust of public opinion in this institution and strengthen multilateralism. Our common goal must be to increase the Council’s legitimacy in the eyes of both the general membership and international public opinion. This would enhance the Council’s authority and, ultimately, its effectiveness, making the UN more fit to face new global realities”. (@OnuItalia)

 

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