Mutharika maintain calls for reform of UN Security Council

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has repeated his calls for reforming and restructuring of the UN Security Council for collective action to tackle the world’s many conflicts, hotspots and challenges.

Mutharika addressing a Mandela Peace Summit at the UN

Speaking at the opening of a U.N. “peace summit” commemorating the 100th anniversary of  Nelson Mandela’s birth at  the  UN General Assembly Hall in New York,  Mutharika said the UN will make more progress protecting and maintaining peace by involving Africa in its decision-making processes.

“We therefore call upon the UN to expedite the debate on the Security Council Reforms,” said Mutharika.

He urged the UN to adopt the African Common position from the ‘Ezulwini Consensus.’

“We call upon the UN to accommodate African representation through  two Permanent Seats in the UN Security Council,” said Mutharika.

“As we celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, a man with whom we share the same birthday, I urge us all to reflect on the role of Mandela played in peace-building.

“Let us also reflect the role Africa can play in this cause. The world needs Africa more than ever. Let us rise up and take our place in the global community,” said Mutharika.

This is not the first time for Mutharika to talk about UN Security Council reforms, in his address at the 70th United Nations (UN) general assembly in  2015, Mutharika commented on reforming the UN Security Council, saying he has closely monitored the intergovernmental negotiations on how the Security Council can be reformed to make it more representative, effective, transparent and accountable to all.

He argued that the Security Council must be made flexible to allow Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East countries to have fair representation in the world body.

The Malawi leader pointed out that the continued monopoly of this body by the “Super Powers”  is no longer justifiable.

He  argues that developing nations cannot continue to be silent spectators in matters that affect them as e very sovereign nation is an integral part of the global village.

Speaking at the same summit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other leaders who acknowledged the world is far from achieving Mandela’s ideals which also include human rights and global cooperation.

“We need to face the forces that threaten us with the wisdom, courage and fortitude that Nelson Mandela embodied,” said the UN chief.

The day-long summit, with nearly 160 scheduled speakers, set the stage for Tuesday’s opening of the General Assembly’s annual meeting of world leaders, where conflicts from Syria to South Sudan, rising unilateralism, and tackling a warming planet and growing inequality are among issues expected to be in the spotlight.

Malawi’s leader will be the second to deliver his address among global leaders.

The General Assembly, which was established in 1945 under the UN Charter, is a chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN and is a unique forum for multilateral discussions of full spectrum of international issues.

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Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Who writes speeches for this old NTCHONA? No wonder no one listens to this idiot. Look at those women in the background, busy going on with their business. I bet it’s true with the remaining audience.

Achiswe
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Big Man Wamkulu loves to hear his own voice. It is very doubtful delegates at the UN will pay any heed to APM’s words, certainly people back home in Malawi are not in the least impressed. He needs to sort out the problems in his own country before posing on the world stage. Big Man Money and Time Waster!

cheyo muyata
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cheyo muyata

Great talk. With selfish & greedy traits in Africans I just hope the African countries that will be chosen to represent Africa will truly do so.

Tariq
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Tariq

He preaches democracy abroad and cadet violence at home. What a buffoon.

zikomo
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zikomo

kwawo zikumukanika….anthu angoba ndalama angoyang’anira

Sure
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Sure

Hey I dont understand how can you have vision of the world and failing yo have vision or strategy for Change or reform in your on country? This is a joke Malawian s

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Koma ku UN mukudziwa mmene ndoda iyi ikubera kuno ku Malawi? Ndodayi njakuba kwambiri. K145 million yabweza koma kwatsara zambiri zomwe yagulira ma Nissan Navara. Ma contractors omanga misewu akuyipatsa zambiri zokuba ndodayi. Musayumvera. Mfuseni ambassador Palmer of USA.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Phumbwax call for reforms of Escom and all other state captures in your own backyard first! charity begins at home instead of spending so much money taking chiefs just to call for a seat in the UN security council its not a priority to the basic needs we malawians want! #BringBackOutLights #PumbwaMustFall #Vote4Change2019

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Talk about reforms in your own country. Your own MPs shot down electoral reforms to have the president elected by 50+1 because they knew you cannot make it.

mchisala
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mchisala

Mr. President, most African leaders (yourself included) fail to handle the simplest of issues in their countries and you still believe you can play a positive role in solving some of the most intricate global problems!!!?

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