UN 77th Anniversary: Malaysia believes UN should reform and abolish its veto power

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PUTRAJAYA OCT.24: Malaysia believes that United Nations (UN) reform is long overdue and a reform would be the best method in reviving the efficiency and its effectiveness especially by abolishing the veto power.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its statement said, it is obvious that the UN is in a dire need to retain its position as a beacon of democracy, inter alia, to address and resolve the various conflicts around the world in a just and fair manner.

“For Malaysia, it would continue to play a leading role in resolving conflicts and disputes in the region. Trust and confidence building are vital in the pursuit for a fair, stable and peaceful World Family.

“On Nuclear Disarmament, the World Family has witnessed several important milestones in working towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The First Meeting of State Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the 10th Review Conference of Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) were momentous meetings that took place in June and August, respectively this year,” said the Ministry in the statement here today.

The statement was made in conjunction with Malaysia celebrating the 77th anniversary of the UN today along with the World Family of 192 nations.

The statement added, however, the lack of a meaningful outcome serves as a reminder of the need to strengthen efforts towards nuclear disarmament.

The Ministry in its statement highlighted that the theme for this year’s UN Day, “Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity”, recognises the need for the international community to work together in rebuilding a better world from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; based on the principle of peace and prosperity for all.

“The world that we live in today has undoubtedly changed drastically compared to the early days of the UN. Our challenges today are more immense, complex, and interconnected. As such, these challenges can only be addressed through greater cooperation and a reinvigorated multilateralism system,” the statement said.

 The statement said, on this day and in the spirit of a World Family, Malaysia would like to renew its commitment to the UN, by playing a more active role that would contribute towards greater international cooperation, based on the principles of mutual respect and international law that are enshrined in the UN Charter.

“Wisma Putra would like to wish all Malaysians and the World Family, a Happy United Nations Day!” the statement said. –Malaysia World News




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