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UN: EU Representation

Volume 686: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their response to the suggestion by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mark Malloch Brown, that at some point in the future the European Union Commission will have a permanent seat at the United Nations.[HL7718]

This is a personal view of Mr Malloch Brown. By virtue of Article 4 of the UN charter, only states can become members of the UN. There is, therefore, no question of an EU seat on the UN Security Council.