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African Union rejects G4 proposal for UN Security Council reform

[JURIST] At an emergency summit Thursday, African Union [official website] member states reaffirmed their commitment to a plan for UN Security Council reform that rejects a competing plan by the G4 nations [JURIST news archive]. African states voted 46 to 9 to continue to press for two permanent seats on the Security Council with veto power, a plan that would not bode well for the aspirations of the G4 of Germany, Japan, Brazil, and India, who seek permanent seats on the Council and are willing to forego veto power to attain them. The US and China have agreed to block all current efforts to reform the Security Council [JURIST report], including those of both the G4 and the African Union. Deutsche Welle has more.

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