dailynewsegypt.com
UN must be reformed: Foreign Affairs Minister
The UN has clearly fallen short of its creditable aim towards safeguarding international peace and security, says Shoukry
Leena ElDeeb October 25, 2016 1 Comment

M
inister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry published an article on the ministry’s blog Monday titled “On United Nations Day: Reform is Essential”.
He wrote: “In the wake of a shattering war and following months of incessant negotiations, Egypt along with representatives from 50 nations laboured in 1945 to overcome differences and agreed to found the United Nations—an enduring global institution for peace, security, and human progress.”
After the opening paragraph, Shoukry listed the reasons for why the UN must be reformed. “The UN has clearly fallen short of its creditable aim towards safeguarding international peace and security,” he stated.
He continued to explain that despite the UN security council being endowed with sufficient powers necessary for the proper execution of its resolutions by the member states of the UN, “unfortunately, sometimes it does not execute its resolutions or properly follow the application of the requirements of its verdicts … the use of the veto power has been inconsistent with the aspirations of a 193-member general assembly.”
Near the end of his article, Shoukry wrote that the ministry looks forward to having a new UN secretary general who will lead the reform efforts that should be undertaken on the principles of transparency, impartiality, and accountability.
Ban Ki-moon’s term as the current UN secretary general will end by 31 December, and the UN is scheduled to appoint a new secretary general on 1 January.
In an effort towards better communication with the international community, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs started a blog with articles by diplomats, officials, writers, scholars, and academics to engage in dialogue and exchange views on issues related to the country and its foreign policy. Each article on the blog is offered in both English and Arabic.
Topics: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukrysecurity council UN
Leena ElDeeb
MORE IN EGYPT
MORE IN LEENA ELDEEB
Recommended
Foreign Minister denies tension with Saudi Arabia following Egypt’s vote in UN security council
Foreign Minister faces backlash after displaying grief at Peres funeral
‘We are in tombs’: HRW’s report on Muslim Brotherhood members suffering in Scorpion prison

Featured Video
Video| Egypt’s President Al-Sisi weighs in on freedom of expression, Islamic extremism
Editorial Pick
Opinion | Why is Egypt postponing the war against Ethiopia?
UNDP, Planning Ministry launch Egypt’s Human Development Report 2021
Al-Sisi ensures personal freedoms as Egypt launches National Strategy for Human Rights
Opinion| Baghdad summit to calm crises
Latest News
Nasser Alshaali appointed as Chairperson of HSBC Egypt
Huawei unlocks future of digital transformation in Egypt
Huawei Egypt continues to support its employees amid COVID 19 in cooperation with Egyptian Health Ministry
OPINION
Opinion| Who is the true beneficiary of US aid?
Opinion| Security Council statement: A victory for Egypt’s vision
Opinion| China-Africa Investment Cooperation is Mutually Beneficial with Promising Future
Opinion| Climate Wars and Artificial Intelligence: Cause or Consequence?
MORE OPINION
Receive our daily newsletter
Subscribe