MOSCOW: Fahrettin Altun, the director of communications in the Turkish presidential office, said on Wednesday that Turkey is recommending that the United Nations be reformed because it is ineffective in addressing current humanitarian crises and results in impasses rather than finding solutions to global issues.
The Turkish Communications Directorate cited Altun as saying, "Today, in the face of any situation when the UN generates a standstill instead of a solution, the legitimacy and urgency of our President's (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) demand for a UN reform become increasingly evident."
The UN Security Council would be reorganised to reflect the idea that "the globe is bigger than five (permanent Council members)," Altun said.
A panel discussion is being held in 12 nations by the Turkish Communications Directorate to highlight the urgent need for a UN Security Council reform. The panel's goal is to promote a more equitable, democratic, and representative Council structure.
The United Nation is faced with the difficult twin challenge of reforming itself and at the same time serving as an effective forum for countering the threats that the international community faces. It is also important to achieve a closer and more efficient cooperation between the UN and regional organizations to safeguard global peace and security.