Africa’s involvement in the United Nations peace and security

Africa's involvement in the United Nations (UN) peace and security organs should be bolstered by next year for the world to respond to global challenges that have shifted since the organisation's founding 74 years ago.

President Hage Geingob made these remarks at a meeting of the African Union Heads of State Committee of 10 on the reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) with

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio in New York last week. Bio is the chair of the Committee of 10.

A media statement issued on Tuesday quoted Geingob as saying the 75th anniversary of the UN next year will present an opportunity to conclude the reform of the UNSC.

The reforms advocated for by Geingob seek to change the composition of the UNSC to include African countries and also give these countries veto rights.

Geingob extended appreciation to the member states of the UN that have embraced the African common position, which calls for a more representative and democratic Security Council in which the continent is also represented.

Source: Namibia Press Agency