The African Union (AU), through the African Parliamentary Alliance last week started an advocacy campaign for UN reforms that they say will spearhead ideas that will be in favor of Africa.
The campaign aims at soliciting 10 million signatures across the continent so as to petition the Pan African Parliament which will debate and pass a resolution calling the UN to effect the reforms.
According to the Executive Chairperson of the African Parliamentary Alliance who is also a former legislator in the Pan African Parliament, Hon. Onyango Kakooba, while appearing on Capital Radio on Tuesday November, 01 2016, in Kampala, they will also deposit the petitions with different international bodies to pressurize the UN security council to allow Africa have some representatives on this council.
Kakooba, noted that the AU took a common position on the UN reforms, to have 2 permanent and 5 none permanent seats for Africa on the UN Security Council, adding that it is not fair for only 5 permanent members including USA, Russia, Britain, France and China to take decisions on peace and security for the rest of the countries in the whole world.
Kakooba further says that without a representative from Africa, the UN Security Council cannot respond immediately in case of an emergency in African countries.