South Africa Doubts UN Security Council Reform To Remain On AU Summit Agenda - Minister

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South Africa Doubts UN Security Council Reform to Remain on AU Summit Agenda - Minister

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The AU summit, held in the Ethiopian capital, has started earlier in the day and will last through Monday.

"We are pushing for at least two seats for permanent members in the UN Security Council.

Right now, when we go back and we are discussing what resolutions we will be discussing. This is one of the resolutions we are hoping to adopt. But I don't know whether we are ready for this particular session of the AU to adopt that. Because there is a document that we are working on, the C10, it gets its name from the committee of 10 who are tasked to look into this matter and once they put the outcome of their discussion on the table and its open for discussion, we will take a resolution. We were hoping it was going to happen today, but it is not going to happen today," Sisulu said on the sidelines of the AU summit.

The UN Security Council has five permanent members - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States - all of which have veto power, while there are 10 non-permanent members. However, politicians from a number of countries, such as Germany, India and South Africa, have repeatedly called for the reform of the institution that has not changed since 1945, in order to reflect changes in world order and realities.

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