Model A

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Secretary-General Kofi Annan has released his recommendations for reforming the United Nations.

170. I urge Member States to consider the two options, models A and B, proposed in that report (see box 5), or any other viable proposals in terms of size and balance that have emerged on the basis of either model. Member States should agree to take a decision on this important issue before the summit in September 2005. It would be very preferable for Member States to take this vital decision by consensus, but if they are unable to reach consensus this must not become an excuse for postponing action.

Box 5
Security Council reform: models A and B

Model A provides for six new permanent seats, with no veto being created, and three new two-year term non-permanent seats, divided among the major regional areas as follows:

Regional area
No. of States
Permanent seats (continuing)
Proposed new permanent seats
Proposed two-year seats (non-renewable)
Total
Africa

53

0

2

4

6

Asia and Pacific

56

1

2

3

6

Europe

47

3

1

2

6

Americas

35

1

1

4

6

Totals model A

191

5

6

13

24

Model B provides for no new permanent seats but creates a new category of eight four-year renewable-term seats and one new two-year non-permanent (and non-renewable) seat, divided among the major regional areas as follows:

Regional area
No. of States
Permanent seats (continuing)
Proposed four-year renewable seats
Proposed two-year seats (non-renewable)
Total
Africa

53

0

2

4

6

Asia and Pacific

56

1

2

3

6

Europe

47

3

2

1

6

Americas

35

1

2

3

6

Totals model A

191

5

8

11

24

[UN: Larger Freedom Report]

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