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Museveni requests that Africa be given two permanent seats on the UN Security Council.

President Museveni has asked for two permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council for Africa.

President Museveni has asked for two permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council for Africa.

Museveni said Africa needs to be adequately represented in all UN organs, including the Security Council, at the 9th Ministerial-Level Meeting of the African Union (AU) Committee of Heads of State and Government (C-10) on the reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday in Munyonyo.

“The United Nations Security Council should have been, and still should be, changed.” “This is not a gift from anyone, but a right of all peoples who live on this world,” Museveni remarked.

The president reminded his audience that the African Union appointed members of the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government in 2005 with the mandate to advocate and canvass for the African Common Position on the reform of the United Nations Security Council, and that it was also agreed that Africa would receive two permanent seats on the Security Council with two veto rights, two non-permanent seats on the council, and that the African Union would appoint the African representatives.

“We need to be on that Security Council to make sure it isn’t utilized badly against Africa, but rather positively for Africa and the rest of the world,” he said.

Why are you doing this now?

Museveni made the argument for two permanent seats on the UN Security Council with veto rights, claiming that the UN system had previously been used to conduct aggression against Africa.

He cited the assassination of DRC President Patrice Lumumba in 1961 and the UN’s attack on Libya as two examples of the UN being used against Africa, noting that the latter resulted in chaos in Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria, whereas Congo has been plagued by problems for the past 60 years.

“Permanent membership of African countries would put an end to these blunders. Who should be members of this body and how should they be chosen? It is well recognized that Africa should have two permanent members of the Security Council, elected by the African Union on a rotational regional basis every four years. “This would mean that we would have one country for North Africa and one country for West Africa for four years,” Museveni proposed.

“After that, we’d have one country from Central Africa and one country from Southern Africa for the next four years.” Then we’d have a country from Eastern Africa for the next four years, followed by a new country from North Africa.”

According to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, these African lawmakers will take the African Union’s stance rather than their own.

Museveni, on the other hand, stated that determining permanent representatives on the UN Security Council based on the size of the economy, among other variables, is incorrect, and that all continents should be represented fairly.

“Mistakes like what happened in Libya would not have happened if we had such preparations.” Attempting to use the economy’s size is incorrect. Germany’s economy has now surpassed that of the United Kingdom and France. What are our options now? “Should we kick those countries off of the UN Security Council?” he wondered.

According to the president, it is also time to bring the vanquished belligerents of WWII, such as Germany and Japan, to the negotiating table in order to reach an agreement.

“We want to make amends and move forward from our mistakes.” Why are you punishing an imperialist and aggressive student when you have never reprimanded the teacher? (the actual imperialist countries as per 1900). As a result, it is past time for us to erase all of our previous mistakes and usher in a new era of equality and security.”

Concerning the United Nations Security Council

The Security Council is one of the United Nations’ six main organs, entrusted with maintaining international peace and security, recommending new UN members to the General Assembly, and approving any UN resolutions.

China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and the United States are among the 15 permanent members of the Security Council.

Permanent members have the ability to veto any substantive resolution, including those relating to the admission of new member states to the UN or nominees for the position of Secretary General, which the other ten non-permanent members do not have.

The remaining ten members are elected at a regional level for a two-year tenure.

President Museveni wants Africa to have two permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council, which he is lobbying for.

China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and the United States are among the 15 permanent members of the Security Council.

Permanent members have the ability to veto any substantive resolution, including those relating to the admission of new member states to the UN or nominees for the position of Secretary General, which the other ten non-permanent members do not have.

The remaining ten members are elected at a regional level for a two-year tenure.

President Museveni wants Africa to have two permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council, which he is lobbying for.

 

 

 

 

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