Imagining a Renewed United Nations

UN Security Council reform has been discussed for three decades but little has been done to make this principal organ more efficient and representative. The process has focused primarily on enlarging the membership and which countries can become new permanent members. Dr. Vesselin Popovski criticizes such an approach and recommends to aspiring members to abandon the entire idea of permanent membership and instead lead the UN General Assembly towards removing the major ‘cancer’ in the UN body – the veto power.