Press Release: Cuba advocates for a transparent, representative and democratic Security Council.

New York, February 27, 2018. Cuba supports a true and deep UN Security Council reform with the objective of transforming it into an effective, transparent, representative and democratic body, through an inclusive and participatory reform process, said Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario, representative of the island to the international organization.

He also noted that the reform process of this main body should be based on a comprehensive and broad approach, addressing all substantive issues related, particularly, to the five key issues, namely: the question of membership, the number of members, regional representation, working methods and the decision-making process, including the question of veto.

The Cuban representative insisted on the need to achieve a balanced and efficient relationship between the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations, based on strict respect for the provisions enshrined in the UN Charter and in accordance with the respective mandates of those bodies.

Rivero Rosario also made reference to the need for the Security Council to cease its interference in matters that only concern the General Assembly, pointing out that its agenda better reflects the needs and interests of developing countries.  He specified that the Council should hold more public meetings open to all Member States of the United Nations and formalize its regulations in order to increase transparency and accountability.

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations.

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