The UN Security Council needs to be reformed so that it can meet today’s challenges. This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, September 21, during a speech at a high-level meeting marking the 75th anniversary of the organization.
According to him, the UN system is currently ineffective in either preventing or ending conflicts. With the help of structures developed in response to the needs of the last century, it is impossible to overcome the challenges of the present day, the Turkish leader said.
“Giving the fate of 7 billion people to the justice of five countries (members of the UN Security Council – Ed.) is neither sustainable nor just. A council structure based on democratic, transparent, accountable, effective and fair representation has undoubtedly become a necessity for humanity,” the Daily Sabah quotes Erdogan.
As the politician specified, Istanbul can make a great contribution to global peace and stability as the center of the organization.
On Monday, the UN is holding a high-level meeting in honor of its 75th anniversary, and the speeches of leaders are being recorded.
For several years, many heads of state and government, as well as foreign ministers have been calling for reform of the UN as it “has become a meaningless organization” that does not meet modern realities.