UN Security Council needs reform, Cuba says
A real UN reform is not possible while the Security Council is not reformed, stated Rodolfo Benitez, Cuba's acting representative before the United Nations.
Benitez criticized the constant postponement of the reform of this body.
He expressed also the support of Cuba to an immediate increase of the member countries in both categories (permanent and non- permanent).
Cuba will not support either a partial or selective extension nor a member increase to the detriment of the developing countries, he pointed out.
He demanded also a fair representation of developing countries and condemned that regions as Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean do not have a permanent seat.
He proposed that these continents would have at least two permanent member countries.
Benitez defended a Security Council, which takes into account the opinion of the members; a Council which no interferes in other institutions' issues.
Regions as Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean do not have a permanent seat in this world organization.