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Japan to push for Africa seat on the UN Security Council

Japan will push for an African seat on the United Nations by utilizing its place on the world physique’s Security Council.

“Japan reiterates its determination to redress the historical injustice against Africa of not being represented through a permanent membership on the Security Council,” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida advised the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Tunis, Tunisia on Sunday.

“In order for the UN to work effectively for peace and stability, there is an urgent need to strengthen the UN as a whole through Security Council reform,” he stated.

The UN faces “a moment of truth”.

In June, Japan was one of many 5 international locations elected to carry a non-permanent seat on the UNSC for the years 2023 and 2024.

The UNSC is made up of 15 members, 5 of whom are everlasting and have veto-wielding energy: the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom.

The different 10 positions are crammed by international locations for two-year stints, 5 of that are introduced annually.
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