UN Secretary-General bemoans Africa's lack of representation

UN Secretary-General bemoans Africa's lack of representation
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The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Gutteres, has recognised that Africa does not have adequate representation on international organisations, including the UN Security Council.
Speaking at a high level breakfast with African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Gutteres said that the continent is a victim of colonialism and is still excluded from key decision-making world bodies.
Since assuming office, Gutteres has been more sympathetic to the cry of permanent membership with veto powers on the UN Security Council.
Africa has been calling for reform of the council but with little success.
In 2017, the Committee of Ten (C10) called on AU member states to boycott UN General Assembly sessions, in a bid to put pressure on the world body but resolved to engage Gutteres.
The UN chief further said he has asked the council to recognise that peace-keeping missions designed for Africa has not been effective and that there is a need for UNSC to give a strong mandate to African forces instead of dictating to them.