Key nations hope for Security Council reform

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 12, 2011 04:08

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

UNITED NATIONS — Four regional powers hoping to get permanent seats on the Security Council — India, Germany, Brazil and Japan — said Friday they believe the UN will take action by September on expanding its most powerful body.

Despite more than 30 years of failed efforts to reform the 15-member council, ministers of the so-called Group of Four expressed optimism that "a concrete outcome" can be achieved during the current session of the 192-member UN General Assembly which ends in early September.

Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said the four countries were "testing different ideas" on enlarging the council with new permanent and non-permanent members to find a formula that will get "the widest possible acceptance — about two-thirds support."

The four countries said in a joint statement after talks on the sidelines of a Security Council meeting that they would work with other countries in the coming weeks and months "in a spirit of flexibility" to reach agreement on a reform plan.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 21, 2018
Terror balloon lands in kibbutz Nahal Oz, local fire rages

By JPOST.COM STAFF