Kuwait Hails Qatar’s Hosting of Meeting on UNSC Reform

Doha, Kuwait has stressed Sunday the importance of reforming the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to improve and bring more transparency to the Council’s work.
Head of Kuwait’s permanent mission to the UN headquarters’ in New York, Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi told Kuwait News Agency that part of the reforms should include fair Arab representation at the UNSC, appropriate with the number of Arab countries and Arab issues discussed by the Council’s agenda. He praised the role of Qatar and its initiative in organizing this meeting, which would create the momentum necessary to push the negotiating process forward.
Al-Otaibi, coordinator of the Arab Group on the Council reform, added that UNSC reform can only be realized by bringing greater transparency to the work of the Council and increasing its members according to standards and regulations that would create a fair balance in representation and efficiency in performance.
The reform is still under consideration since talks on the matter began 23 years ago, it is important to find new mechanisms to expand membership at the council, he said.
The meeting, which Qatar called for, came after the UNSC failure in carrying out its responsibilities in underscoring the importance of fast reform.
Thirty Members are participating in the two-day meeting, along with the President of the 71st UN General Assembly Peter Thomson and the Co-Chairmen of the Inter-Governmental Negotiation on Security Council Reform Ambassador Mohammad Khairi of Tunisia.

Source: Qatar News Agency