Sunday, April 17, 2011

Filling of Security Council seats is for Member States to decide - Ban

“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is for United Nations Member States to decide which nations fill the non-permanent seats on the Security Council, dispelling any notion that he supports a particular candidate.

“The Secretary-General is not in a position to endorse any nation for a Security Council seat. That matter is strictly in the hands of the Member States, although he wishes all candidates well in their pursuits,” stated a note issued to correspondents by his spokesperson.
Comments Mr. Ban made to the Hungarian news outlet MTI were mischaracterized, the noted said, as voicing support for Hungary's candidacy for a seat on the 15-member Council”

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