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Peru calls for UN Security Council reforms

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Last Friday Peru called on the United Nations to reform the organization’s Security Council.

Speaking before the UN’s General Assembly, Foreign Ministers of Chile and Peru proposed that Security Council permanent members forego their veto power in situations involving crimes against humanity and other heinous offences.

>“We need the United Nations… to overcome the current architecture of the post-war world of 1945,” said Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo, according to the >UN News Center.

“The current scenario demands a greater presence of developing countries in taking responsibility for preserving peace and security. We regret the limited progress in negotiations on this subject.”

The minister argued that the council’s current structure – with five permanent members, each able to veto any resolution – had been unable to resolve several international disputes.

He then urged reforms to the council, in order to transform it into “a more efficient, transparent, democratic and representative forum.”

Meanwhile, Chile’s Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno also supported a restructuring and said his country proposed an expansion to the Security Council with both permanent and non-permanent seats.

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