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President Jonathan Advocates Reforms Of UN Security Council
President Goodluck Jonathan has advocated quick action on the reformation of United Nations Security Council owing to the prevailing security situation around the world.
Jonathan stated his position in New York on Wednesday at the special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly.
In a statement made available to newsmen by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, Jonathan who delivered Nigeria’s annual statement to the UN, also called for an urgent review of United Nations peacekeeping operations across the world.
“The failure of unanimity of action by the Security Council over pressing challenges to global peace and security in Syria, Iraq, the conflict in Ukraine and the renewed aggression between Israel and Palestine, have strengthened the case for the reform of the Security Council”, he said.
“Today’s challenges can only be resolved by a Security Council whose working methods engender transparency, inclusivity and common ownership through equitable representation of all regions in the decision making process of the council”, he further said.
President Jonathan noted that the Security Council needs the collective resolve of all member states in order to record decisive progress in 2015.
He, however, assured the gathering that the Nigerian government would continue to make all efforts necessary to rescue the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls and also contain the violent and criminal activities of Boko Haram terrorists.