RP reiterates call for reforms in UN Security Council

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines pressed anew for reforms in the United Nations Security Council, seeking to curtail the veto power of permanent members.

Philippine Ambassador Hilario Davide Jr. said the Philippines also wants member states to overturn or override a veto by any of its five Permanent Members.

“The exercise [of the veto power], either for a good reason or out of whims or caprice, could render ineffective the Security Council, or make it — and even the United Nations itself — a toothless tiger,” Davide told the General Assembly last Monday.

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