We are no longer colonies, Zuma tells UN

2015-09-29 05:36
President Jacob Zuma addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York. (Brendan McDermid, AFP)

President Jacob Zuma addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York. (Brendan McDermid, AFP)

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New York - President Jacob Zuma has called on the international community to transform the UN Security Council into a more representative and inclusive body.

In his speech to the General Assembly, he said "almost no progress" has been achieved on the commitment undertaken by world leaders in 2005 to reform the UN Security Council.

Describing it as "unacceptable and unjustifiable", the president added that a continent with a smaller population than Africa is represented by three countries on the UN Security Council.

Zuma said, the UN cannot pretend that "the world has not changed since 1945. We are no longer colonies. We are free, independent sovereign states".

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