Annex V: List of statements made by groups of states

In: Key Documents on the Reform of the UN Security Council 1991-2019
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The groups are listed in alphabetical order, and their statements in chronological order, together with a brief description of their respective content.

Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group (ACT)

23 October 2015 on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 5.4.4.25 (p. 1165)

African Union (formerly Organization of African Unity)

29 September 1994 supporting regional seats, against new categories of seats, and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 3.2.2.3.5, 3.2.2.4.1 and 3.4.2.10 (pp. 301, 318 and 395)

27 June 1997 supporting regional seats, on the size of the Security Council, and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 3.2.2.3.29, 3.3.38 and 3.4.2.21 (pp. 313, 380 and 401)

8-10 June 1998 on the procedure for rotation of the two permanent seats claimed by Africa, → 4.2.2.3.2 (p. 731)

7-8 March 2005 supporting regional seats, → 4.2.2.3.26 (p. 745)

5 July 2005 supporting regional seats, → 4.2.2.3.29 (p. 748)

14 July 2005 supporting regional seats, → 4.2.2.3.30 (p. 750)

10 November 2005 supporting regional seats, → 4.2.2.3.31 (p. 752)

10 May 2010 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.5 (p. 874)

23 February 2011 in Third Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.8 (p. 893)

5 May 2015 in Framework Document, → 5.1.12 (p. 928)

31 July 2015 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.13 (p. 943)

30 October 2015 supporting regional seats and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 5.2.2.3.18 and 5.4.2.7 (pp. 1096 and 1141)

7 November 2016 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.20 (p. 1097)

17 May 2017 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.24 (p. 1101)

7 November 2017 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.26 (p. 1102)

20 November 2018 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.32 (p. 1105)

Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

14 November 1995 on principles with regard to the reform process, on the size of the Security Council, and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 3.2.3.17, 3.3.18 and 3.4.2.20 (pp. 351, 374 and 400)

20 December 1999 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, on the size of the Security Council, and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.2.1.1.14, 4.3.10 and 4.4.3.10 (pp. 650, 775 and 791)

16 March 2009 in favour of abolishing the right of veto and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 5.4.2.1 and 5.4.3.2 (pp. 1139 and 1146)

16 February 2010 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, → 5.2.1.3.3 (p. 1031)

10 May 2010 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.5 (p. 874)

23 February 2011 in Third Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.8 (p. 893)

25 February 2013 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.18 (p. 1001)

30 October 2015 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 5.2.1.3.8 and 5.4.2.8 (pp. 1034 and 1141)

7 November 2017 on the contribution of Small Island Developing States to the reform process, → 5.2.3.15 (p. 1123)

27 February 2018 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, on the size of the Security Council, and on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 5.2.1.3.24, 5.3.27 and 5.4.4.64 (pp. 1042, 1134 and 1182)

20 November 2018 on the contribution of Small Island Developing States to the reform process, → 5.2.3.19 (p. 1125)

Central American Countries

14 October 1994 supporting permanent seats without the right of veto and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 3.2.2.1.6 and 3.4.2.13 (pp. 264 and 397)

13 November 1995 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 3.2.1.3.7 and 3.4.2.18 (pp. 246 and 400)

1 November 1996 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 3.2.1.1.52 and 3.4.3.41 (pp. 225 and 429)

4 December 1997 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 3.2.1.1.58 and 3.4.3.50 (pp. 229 and 432)

Eastern European Group

May 1998 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, → 4.2.1.3.1 (p. 698)

28 February 2005 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, → 4.2.1.3.16 (p. 705)

21 February 2007 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, → 4.2.1.3.23 (p. 707)

10 May 2010 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.5 (p. 874)

23 February 2011 in Third Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.8 (p. 893)

European Parliament

29 January 2004 supporting regional seats and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.2.2.3.23 and 4.4.3.20 (pp. 740 and 795)

14 April 2005 supporting regional seats, → 4.2.2.3.27 (p. 746)

9 June 2005 supporting regional seats, → 4.2.2.3.28 (p. 746)

11 May 2011 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.10 (p. 1089)

5 July 2017 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.25 (p. 1102)

Group of Four (G4)

21 September 2004 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 4.2.1.1.27 (p. 656)

6 July 2005 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 4.2.1.1.37 (p. 660)

5 January 2006 (without Japan) supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 4.2.1.1.47 (p. 672)

25 September 2014 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.22 (p. 1004)

5 May 2015 in Framework Document, → 5.1.12 (p. 928)

31 July 2015 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.13 (p. 943)

7 November 2016 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.32 (p. 1009)

7-8 March 2017 against new categories of seats, → 5.2.2.4.4 (p. 1109)

7 November 2017 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.36 (p. 1011)

25 September 2018 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.43 (p. 1014)

20 November 2018 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.45 (p. 1016)

Group of Arab States

23 February 1994 on the need for adequate representation of the Arab states, → 3.2.3.6 (p. 335)

9 July 1997 supporting regional seats, → 3.2.2.3.30 (p. 315)

27 January 1998 supporting regional seats, → 4.2.2.3.1 (p. 730)

12 January 2010 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.8 (p. 1089)

10 May 2010 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.5 (p. 874)

23 February 2011 in Third Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.8 (p. 893)

1 May 2015 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.17 (p. 1095)

30 October 2015 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.19 (p. 1097)

7 November 2016 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.21 (p. 1098)

7 November 2017 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.27 (p. 1103)

20 November 2018 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.31 (p. 1104)

Group of Ten

27 March 1997 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto and on the size of the Security Council, → 3.2.1.1.54 and 3.3.35 (pp. 227 and 379)

25 June 1998 on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.4.4.3 (p. 800)

GUUAM

14 October 2003 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 4.2.1.1.25 (p. 655)

7 April 2005 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, → 4.2.1.3.17 (p. 705)

IBSA

26 September 2014 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.23 (p. 1004)

27 September 2018 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.44 (p. 1015)

L.69 Group

14 September 2007 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 4.2.1.1.51 (p. 674)

22 February 2010 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.7 (p. 992)

10 May 2010 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.5 (p. 874)

23 February 2011 in Third Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.8 (p. 893)

2012 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.15 (p. 998)

15 November 2012 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto and on the size of the Security Council, → 5.2.1.1.17 and 5.3.16 (pp. 1000 and 1132)

5 May 2015 in Framework Document, → 5.1.12 (p. 928)

31 July 2015 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.13 (p. 943)

7 November 2016 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.31 (p. 1009)

7 November 2017 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.38 (p. 1012)

Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

6 September 1992 on the review of the use of the right of veto and the membership of the Security Council, → 2.23 (p. 101)

18 September 1995 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category and on the size of the Security Council, → 3.2.1.3.5 and 3.3.14 (pp. 244 and 371)

18-20 October 1995 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 3.2.1.3.6 and 3.4.2.17 (pp. 245 and 399)

27 March 1996 on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 3.4.3.22 (p. 416)

30 April 1997 on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 3.4.3.43 (p. 430)

27 June 1997 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, on the size of the Security Council, and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 3.2.1.3.14, 3.3.37 and 3.4.3.44 (pp. 251, 379 and 430)

10 July 1998 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, on the size of the Security Council, and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.2.1.3.2, 4.3.1 and 4.4.3.1 (pp. 698, 772 and 785)

19 July 2001 on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.4.3.14 (p. 792)

30 May 2006 on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.4.3.24 (p. 797)

16 July 2009 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, → 5.2.1.3.2 (p. 1031)

11 November 2010 supporting an increased representation of the African continent and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 5.2.3.5 and 5.4.2.4 (pp. 1117 and 1140)

5-6 April 2018 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, → 5.2.1.3.25 (p. 1042)

Nordic Countries

18 September 1995 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto and on the size of the Security Council, → 3.2.1.1.25 and 3.3.14 (pp. 199 and 371)

22 April 1996 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 3.2.1.1.38 (p. 215)

4 December 1997 against additional permanent seats with the right of veto, on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, and on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 3.2.1.2.14, 3.4.3.48 and 3.4.4.5 (pp. 239, 431 and 435)

14 December 2007 supporting permanent seats without the right of veto, → 4.2.2.1.4 (p. 711)

20 October 2015 on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 5.4.4.24 (p. 1164)

7 November 2017 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.37 (p. 1011)

20 November 2018 supporting additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.1.46 (p. 1016)

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference) (OIC)

28 September 2004 on the need for an adequate representation of the Islamic Ummah, → 4.2.3.9 (p. 765)

14 March 2008 on reform of the United Nations and expansion of the membership of the Security Council, → 4.2.3.15 (p. 768)

25 May 2009 on reform of the United Nations and expansion of the membership of the Security Council, → 5.2.3.1 (p. 1111)

25 September 2009 on reform of the United Nations and expansion of the membership of the Security Council, → 5.2.3.2 (p. 1114)

10 May 2010 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.5 (p. 874)

23 February 2011 in Third Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.8 (p. 893)

15 September 2013 on a seat for the OIC, → 5.2.2.3.15 (p. 1093)

28 October 2013 on the need for an adequate representation of the OIC Member States, → 5.2.3.8 (p. 1118)

Overarching Group

20 March 2008 supporting non-permanent seats with longer terms and on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.2.2.2.14 and 4.4.4.22 (pp. 725 and 809)

Permanent Five (P5)

23 September 1999 in favour of retaining the right of veto, → 4.4.1.2 (p. 779)

Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS)

26 January 2009 focusing on an expansion in the non-permanent category, → 5.2.1.3.1 (p. 1030)

8 November 2013 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.16 (p. 1094)

Small Five (S-5/S5)

3 November 2005 on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.4.4.17 (p. 807)

17 March 2006 on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.4.4.18 (p. 808)

April 2009 on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 5.4.4.3 (p. 1154)

10 May 2010 in Negotiation Text, → 5.1.5 (p. 874)

23 February 2011 in Third Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.8 (p. 893)

14 April 2011 on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 5.4.4.9 (p. 1156)

15 May 2012 on informal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 5.4.4.10 (p. 1158)

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

16 December 1999 supporting regional seats and in favour of abolishing the right of veto, → 4.2.2.3.7 and 4.4.2.3 (pp. 733 and 783)

Uniting for Consensus (UfC)

21 July 2005 supporting non-permanent seats with longer terms and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 4.2.2.2.1 and 4.4.3.22 (pp. 712 and 796)

21 January 2010 supporting non-permanent seats with longer terms and on formal restrictions of the use of the right of veto, → 5.2.2.2.11 and 5.4.3.6 (pp. 1056 and 1148)

26 May 2010 in First Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.6 (p. 888)

23 February 2011 in Third Revised Negotiation Text, → 5.1.8 (p. 893)

1 May 2015 supporting non-permanent seats with longer terms, → 5.2.2.2.25 (p. 1069)

30 October 2015 supporting non-permanent seats with longer terms and on the size of the Security Council, → 5.2.2.2.26 and 5.3.18 (pp. 1070 and 1132)

7 November 2016 supporting non-permanent seats with longer terms, → 5.2.2.2.29 (p. 1072)

8 May 2017 supporting regional seats, → 5.2.2.3.23 (p. 1099)

27 February 2018 against additional permanent seats with the right of veto, → 5.2.1.2.13 (p. 1028)

20 November 2018 supporting non-permanent seats with longer terms, → 5.2.2.2.42 (p. 1081)