Egypt: United Nations' General Assembly needs reform
Regional-Egypt, Politics, 5/18/2002
The topic of reforming and re-activating the role of the United Nations General Assembly (GA) is considered one of the important points for the developing nations and Non-Alignment states, said Ahmad Abul Gheit, Egypt Permanent Delegate to the UN.
He added that the GA has been distinguished with democratic mechanism which make the developing nations express their approval and achieve their interests in a way that does not make it submit to the control of superpowers.
Abul Gheit said that the balances of power have changed during the two last decades in the UN, noting that the GA had enjoyed a real power during the period of cold war but now the security council gains all the interest.
He stressed that the only way to get out of the imbalance crisis between the General Assembly, and Security Council lies in rebuilding the role of the General Assembly according to United Nations' charter.
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