Security Council Expansion
In the run-up to the 60th Anniversary Summit, expansion of the Security Council has dominated discussions on UN reform.
This is to be expected as the Security Council lies at the heart of the UN system. Because the stakes are huge, the positions taken by various countries have become sharply polarised. Whether a vote is taken on any particular resolution or not, the issue has become very divisive.
Singapore continues to believe that there should be an expansion of the Security Council to better reflect contemporary geopolitical realities.
However, we are of the view that new permanent members should not have the veto because this will make it even more difficult for the Security Council to be an instrument of world peace.