The UN requires radical reform, simply fading into oblivion otherwise – Oleksandr Merezhko
Today, the UN resembles the League of Nations as the UN fails in its primary task of maintaining international peace and security. It has failed to play the entrusted role of this organization’s member state, i.e., Ukraine’s protector from acts of aggression.
It was emphasized by Oleksandr Merezhko, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation, during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform, commenting on russia taking over the presidency of the UN Security Council.
“All this points to the need for the organization to undergo either radical reform. Otherwise, it will simply fade into oblivion, sharing the fate of the League of Nations,” the politician is convinced.
He noted that the UN reform, the Security Council as its main body in particular, is long overdue.
“Today, the Security Council’s permanent membership does not reflect the real situation in the world. Having no African countries, no Latin American countries and no India represented, as an example. This suggests that even in terms of Security Council permanent membership, the organization needs to be seriously reformed,” assured Oleksandr Merezhko.
He stressed that the UN today “being unable to fulfill its main function, it is paralyzed, paralyzed by the aggressor state blocking the resolution of serious international disputes and conflicts unreasonable presence.”
Therefore, the politician is convinced that it is now vital from now on to form a coalition of those states interested in carrying out a real reform of both the Security Council and the UN.
“We need to look for legal mechanisms that would allow us to reform the UN or even think about creating a qualitatively new organization to maintain international security and peace.”
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