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Republic of Moldova supports the reform of the UN Security Council

On 20 November 2018, the ambassador Victor Moraru delivered a statement to the UN General Assembly’s plenary in which he reaffirmed the Republic of Moldova’s support for the reform of the UN Security Council.

The ambassador stressed that the Security Council must better reflect today’s world, which means more representation for Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. However, Council reform must go beyond increasing the number of seats, leading to better effectiveness, accountability, inclusiveness and transparency. It should also ensure that the Council is bound to act in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, with its decisions reflecting the collective will of the general membership. The threat and use of the veto is one of the biggest obstacles to the Council’s effective performance, irrespective of its configuration. Reform should be seen as a way of minimizing the veto, rather than creating premises for its expansion, which could jeopardize the Council’s effectiveness. It must also lead to improvements in the Council’s working methods and gradual approval of its rules of procedure, so that they are no longer provisional.