Africa Speaks Out on UN Reforms at UNGA 75

Africa in general, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in particular, have common interests that they want to be addressed by the General Assembly, particularly on the contentious issue of the reform of the UN Security Council, writes Innocent Gore for Southern African News Features. The council has the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It comprises 15 countries, out of which five are permanent members of the council and have veto powers. Among other things, the consensus calls for the expansion of the Security Council from the current 15 to 26 members, with at least two permanent seats for Africa.

Addressing the Assembly's annual high-level debate, via a pre-recorded video, President Evariste Ndayishimiye stressed that multilateralism must "drive forward" the world's efforts to overcome massive obstacles (file photo)

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed speaks with Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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