The unjust structure of the UN Security Council must change

Türkiye Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said the world needs a UN representative of multiculturalism in order to achieve a more equitable and lasting world peace.

The UN has failed to develop concrete solutions to prevent major humanitarian disasters, especially in the post-Cold War era, says Altun. (AA)

The UN must be restructured to respond to the world’s challenges because it “adds stalemate to global problems rather than solutions” in its current form, Türkiye’s communications director said.

“The United Nations has failed to develop concrete solutions to prevent major humanitarian disasters, particularly in the post-Cold War era, and unfortunately it has not been able to play an effective role in maintaining peace and security,” Fahrettin Altun said on Tuesday.

Sending a video message to address a panel in Paris – UN Security Council Reform: A New Approach to Rebuilding the International Order – Altun said the UN was “desperate” to prevent human tragedies of the past in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Syria and Kosovo.

He added that the organization had recently shown a similar example of “desperation” during Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.

“We are all aware that the United Nations, which was founded to safeguard peace and security, is unable to meet the expectations of the international community in this regard.

“Faced with developments in world politics and changing power relations over the past 30 years, the organization is no longer able to fulfill its stabilizing function,” he noted.

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“Unfair and non-transparent” structure

Altun said the UN’s failure to play an effective and coherent role in the face of threats to global peace and stability undermines its credibility and prestige in the eyes of the international community.

“We have seen time and time again that the UN in its current form adds stalemate to global problems rather than solutions. We have seen how processes can be stalled when one of the warring parties or one of the parties to the crisis is a permanent member of the UN.”

“The UN, with this structure, is not on the side of the weak, the victims or the righteous, but rather on the side of its five powerful permanent members. With its current structure, the UN is unable to denounce the oppressor . ,” he added.

Altun stressed that the “unjust and non-transparent” structure of the Security Council must change, adding that the whole world needs a UN representative of multiculturalism to achieve a more equitable and lasting world peace.

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Source: AA