South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has stressed the urgent need to strengthen the U.N role in confronting challenges.
In his weekly presidential address, Ramaphosa also noted that It is necessary to ensure that the UN be properly resourced and representative.
The 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly takes place this week.
Ramaphosa also called on all countries to support the UN to “resolve our global challenges – be they health emergencies, transnational crime, conflict and war, climate change, migration or natural disasters.”
“It is only through multilateralism that common strategies can be forged for the benefit of all,”
Ramaphosa urged the international community to take advantage of the 75th UN anniversary to push ahead with the reform of the UN and particularly its Security Council so as to give equal voice to the different regions of the world.
South Africa will use its virtual presence in New York to continue advocating for Africa to have permanent representation in the UN Security Council, the president said.