Answering the journalist’s question about the need for reforms in the UN, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that «reform is not a one-off phenomenon.»
«Any structure must improve to stay alive. This is happening in the UN», the minister said and cited several examples illustrating the process.
For example, the Human Rights Council has been established to reform the human rights sector. A Peacebuilding Commission was established. It will take a period when the active phase of the conflict is over, but economic recovery has not yet begun.
There are several reforms at the discussion at once. Including, the transformation of the General Secretariat itself. The UN intends to increase its effectiveness, reduce bureaucracy, avoid parallelism and duplication.
The change in the UN Security Council will be no less important. Lavrov stressed the complexity of the process, because he can pass only on the basis of consensus.