The Government strongly support reform of the UN Security Council, as part of a wide range of UN reforms. The UK supports permanent seats for Brazil, India, Germany and Japan, together with permanent African representation. In the absence of agreement on a permanent reform model, the UK believes that an intermediate solution could help to achieve the goal of a reformed Security Council.
The Government's key objective is a more efficient and effective United Nations which is able to meet 21st century challenges. Specific areas of reform that the UK is supporting include: reform of the UN Security Council; stronger linkages between peacekeeping and peace building; more effective leadership in, and management of, UN bodies; and implementation of the system-wide coherence agenda aimed at improving the UN's performance in the humanitarian and development fields.