Newly-elected Nigerian UNGA President to expedite Security Council reform

UNITED NATIONS, June 06 (APP): Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who has been elected as the next President of the General Assembly, says he will try to advance the stalled process to reform the UN Security Council in order to ensure that the 15-member body is more democratic and efficient.

“We will try to hasten those negotiations in the spirit of fairness” and also with the sense that 75 years after its founding the UN could not continue to “speak the language” it did 50 or 70 years ago, he told reporters after his election by acclamation to preside over the 74th U.N. session for one year, starting in September.