Pakistan calls for fair regional representation in UN Security Council
Pakistan has called for ensuring fair regional representation in a reformed United Nations Security Council by adding more non-permanent seats.
Equitable representation has been the primary impulse behind all Security Council reform efforts, said Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Munir Akram while taking part in a debate on the issue.
He said India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have shown no flexibility in their campaign for expanding the Security Council by 10 seats while Italy Pakistan-led Uniting for Consensus group strongly opposes any additional permanent members.
Ambassador Akram said the additional 10-11 seats in an expanded Security Council should be distributed on the basis of the number of member states from each of the traditionally recognized regions in the UN.