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Kenyatta Backs Kutesa on Restructuring UN Security Council

President Kenyatta launched the massive surveillance system on Thursday

Its was yet another entertaining game as Ugandan  Members of Parliament walloped Cabinet Ministers 3 nil in a friendly game played at Namboole stadium as part of the activities to launch the protect the goal AIDS campaign.

Sarah Opendi (R) in action against Muhammad Nsereko.

Sarah Opendi (R) in action against Muhammad Nsereko.

The Executive  led by  Sports minister  Charles Bakabulindi, help http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/single-product/related.php Jessica Alupo, viagra dosage http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-includes/vars.php Ronald Kibuule, what is ed   J.C. Muyingo and Sarah Opendi among others were left dazzling by skills displayed by the legislators as they beat them left,right and centre.

Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo picked more balls from her goal than she saved.

Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo picked more balls from her goal than she saved.

Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko was the hero of the day for the legislators after netting all the 3 goals for his team as he left Cabinet Ministers’ defence yearning for glasses of water as they sweated litres and litres of water.

Youth Minister kibuule was left exhausted.

Youth Minister Ronald Kibuule was left exhausted.

For the Education and Sports minister Jessica Alupo who in goal for the ministers, the only  task on the day was collecting  balls from her own net as she did this  more times than the saves she made for her team.

The score board was not of any help to the ministers.

The score board was not of any help to the ministers.

The legislators’ team captained by Aruu County MP Odonga Otto always gave hard time for the Ministers who on many times were seen falling after missing the ball as they attracted cheers from the huge crowd at Namboole.

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In preparation for their Group E return leg match against Ghana on Saturday at Namboole, prostate http://chamberhealthcoop.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php Uganda Cranes beat Ethiopia in their friendly game on Sunday.

Cranes striker and captain for the day Geoffrey Massa broke the deadlock a few minutes to recess following a poorly cleared ball by the visitors’ goal keeper after  Moses Oloya’s corner  following   the Pretoria University’s penalty that had been cleared by Ethiopia’s custodian.

The Cranes were at it again in the second half when A.S Vital striker Yunus Ssentamu saw the back of the net a few minutes after recess in the 48th minute taking the game beyond reach before Farouk Miya put the last nail in Ethiopia’s coffin 7 minutes later.

Sserumaga, seek http://costpricesupplements.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php Ssentamu and Massa were at their peak on the day troubling the Ethiopian defence most of the times only to miss a number of goals.

Uganda’s back line of Savio Kabugo, http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/includes/class.collection_controller.php Isaac Isinde was as good as the midfield commanded by Tony Mawejje who always made interceptions as well as delivering killer passes.

The visitors tried threatening the Cranes goal including a 71st right cross that was saved by El Merreikh and former KCCA FC custodian Jamal Salim who came in place of Robert Odongkara.

The Cranes tactician Milutin Sredjovic Micho gave chance to youngsters including Keziron Kizito, Habibu Kavuma, Richard Kassaga and Julius Ntambi to prove to him their worth.

The Cranes will play host to Ghana’s Black Stars in their return leg match in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers.

Uganda is 3rd in Group E having collected 4 points from 4 games whereas Ghana and Togo are first and second with 8 and 6 points respectively.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has thrown his weight behind calls spearheaded by UN President Sam Kutesa, buy http://consultants-lactation.org/wp-includes/class-wp-ajax-response.php who also doubles as Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister, thumb http://checkhimout.ca/testing/wp-includes/atomlib.php to review the composition of the powerful Security Council, http://chambersfurniture.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-edit.php Chimp Corps report.

At the 2005 World Summit, leaders expressed support for reform of the Council to “make it more broadly representative, efficient and transparent and thus to further enhance its effectiveness and the legitimacy and implementation of its decisions.”

On Monday, Kenyatta said while Kenya’s commitment to multilateralism and a rule based international system is unequivocal, “We support all efforts aimed at strengthening the United Nations system.  We believe its effectiveness, accountability and central role in multilateralism must be enhanced to enable the organization to fully realize its potential.”

The President was addressing the African Union Committee of Ten (C-10) on the United Nations Security Council Reform meeting in Nairobi.

He said there are a number of challenges and changes that have emerged globally that call for a review of the existing multilateral institutions.

“They are both structural and normative.  It is, therefore, important to consider which challenges and changes can be absorbed within existing mechanisms and which cannot. My Government believes that more than ever before, it is imperative to reform multilateral institutions so that they are able to meet contemporary challenges and the demands of the 21st century. Many of these institutions took shape after the Second World War. They have traditionally been immune from requirements of governance that would have generally been applied to the domestic context, such as transparency and public accountability,” he added.

“I probably speak for most of us in saying that our countries have occasionally come under great pressure on issues of transparency and accountability at the national level. Unfortunately, in the context of governance of international institutions, this is not the case.”

Kenyatta said many international institutions do not meet contemporary standards and that neither do they meet expectations of legitimacy based upon accountability and democracy in their decision-making procedures and representation.

He said when the effectiveness of multilateral institutions fails to meet performance expectations and contemporary norms; legitimacy is, in turn, in doubt.

“Within the United Nations, the Security Council – the principal organ responsible for maintaining international peace and security – best exemplifies a structure that is not compatible with the current realities of the world.  It does not reflect the current world power distribution and geopolitical situation. The Council’s small size and exclusive nature, its relations with the General Assembly, its working methods and undemocratic nature, have become out of step with today’s demands,” said Kenyatta.

Several leaders across the world have previously challenged United Nations to create equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council.

The Security Council reserves the primary responsibility to maintain international peace and security and to make decisions about the use of force in enforcement actions but critics say this power has always been abused by western powers especially to launch selfish military operations in sovereign countries such as Libya.

President Museveni recently expressed unhappiness that Western countries had intervened in Libya, which, he said has never recovered, ignoring possible solutions proposed by the African Union (AU).

He said it was contemptuous of NATO on the instructions of the Security Council to prevent a team of six presidents with the AU mandate to try and resolve the Libyan issue, from travelling to the country.

On his part, Kenyatta said the Security Council is antiquated and ill adapted to fulfill its tasks since some regions of the world do not have representation on the Council.

“Indeed, a considerable portion of the UN’S global constituency is un-represented and unheard in the administration of global affairs,” said Kenyatta, adding, “As a result, they do not have a say in the policies that directly affect them.  Africa, which provides a very large share of the UN’s security agenda and is also the focus of considerable work of the organization, has no voice in the Council.”

The Security Council comprises only five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly.

Chimpreports analysts say the developing nations want positions on the Security Council because they give countries a strong voice in matters regarding international peace and security such as Syria, Iran and North Korea, as well as the U.N.’s far-off peacekeeping operations.

Kenyatta said the composition of the Security Council is not only discriminatory but unfair and unjust and needed to be refocused towards the realisation of its founding objectives.

Very often, said the Kenyan leader, the world has witnessed the over-represented members bargaining and haggling over their narrow national interests at the expense of the institution’s mandate, even in the midst of global humanitarian crises.

“The structural and normative issues therefore obstruct the achievement of the United Nations founding objectives, and frustrate the advancement of its agenda to bring justice, sovereign equality, democracy and the protection of human rights to its neediest constituencies. The world needs to remember that our collective values as humanity are supposed to be enshrined in the U.N.’S supranational charter, and that these values need to be demonstrated and pursued collectively and consistently throughout the globe.

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The inequality and lack of democracy in representation has led to inconsistencies, inefficiency and the marginalisation of the world’s vulnerable communities and severely betrayed it’s largest constituency- the less developed countries.”

Kenyatta said in 1994, a million people were murdered in Rwanda as the so – called superpowers quibbled on the procedural and editorial dimensions of the appropriate resolution and recently, during the Ebola outbreak that has now claimed nearly 10,000 African lives, the world has witnessed only a lacklustre global response.

“It is only when the endemic globalised itself by leaping across continental barriers that we began to see the world’s important nations and institutions respond as though real people were in danger. These instances point to a tragic failure of humanity stemming from structural and normative deficiencies of our current UN framework.  Reforms are inevitable if the institution is to be representative of our shared values,” he argued.

Kenyatta emphasised that it is difficult for the world to see the value of democracy when it is not being practised at its most critical functions.

“We want a UN that is capable of securing world peace in a time of unique and unprecedented security challenges. Most importantly, we want a conversation that is premised on the principle of equality and in an environment that allows every voice and view to be is heard.”

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