Africa renews call for UN Security Council seat

Africa has renewed its call to be better represented at the UN Security Council.

The last United Nations General Assembly saw debate focused on expanding the number of member states in the council, as well as which countries should make up its permanent members. The council also discussed the steps it could take to be more inclusive, which include having stronger representation from Africa and small states.

Ambassador Zhhang Jun of China, a permanent member of the council, said reform must effectively increase the representation and voice of developing countries to correct the “historical injustice to Africa.”

Alie Kabba, the ambassador from Sierra Leone said Africa remains convinced of the need for a “comprehensive reform” of the United Nations set up.

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