Iranian President calls for UN reformListen /
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for what he described as "universal participation in global management."
In a wide-ranging speech to the General Assembly on Wednesday, President Ahmadinejad said people everywhere have expressed discontent and disappointment with the current international order.
Speaking through an interpreter, he made recommendations for the way forward, including reforming the United Nations.
"The UN lacks the efficiency to bring about the required changes. If this inefficiency persists, nations will lose hope in the global structures to defend their rights. If the United Nations is not restructured, international interactions and the spirit of collective global cooperation will be tarnished and the standing of the UN will be damaged.” (Duration: 26″)
According to the President, the right to veto in the Security Council has also contributed to the difficulty in defending the rights of all nations.