New York, 25 January 2021. “The Security Council reform process must have a comprehensive and broad approach and must continue to be a space for inclusive, participatory and transparent debate which moves forward on the basis of consensus”, stated Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, during his statement on intergovernmental negotiations on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council.
Pedroso expressed that, as it had been stated on previous occasions, Cuba believes that this process must address all substantial matters related to the five key issues: the membership category, the question of the veto, regional representation, the size of an enlarged Security Council and its working methods, and the relationship between the Security Council and the General Assembly.
The diplomat highlighted that the reform process should be conducted by the Member States, in which all positions must be taken into account on an equal footing. “Cuba supports an expansion of the Security Council membership, both in the permanent and non-permanent categories, with the aim of redressing the underrepresentation of developing countries”, Pedroso affirmed.
Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations