Kick off debate on the Security Council reform

Publicated on: February 6, 2017

The first informal debate of this years’ round of the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) on the question of equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council took place today in the United Nations Trusteeship Council. As a long-time, supporter of the SC reform process H.E. Katalin Bogyay permanent representative of Hungary reiterated that there is a need for a strong and representative Council. Hungary remains convinced that a realistic reform, a win-win solution can be reached through open dialogue.

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly opened the debate facilitated by the two Co-Chairs, Ambassador Mohamed Khaled Khiari and Ambassador Ion Jinga. During the discussion H.E. Katalin Bogyay permanent representative expressed the well-known position of Hungary concerning all the five clusters of the reform process. She called for a clear work program for this session that will enable the membership to further discuss specific details of the reform and to reach the goal of starting the long-overdue text based negotiations.

To see the full statement of the Ambassador, please click here.



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