By Zara Vogt.
A clear majority on the advisory panel, discussing expanding the membership of the security council, made important progress today.
Changes suggested first by China and then modified by the USA and supported by Russia, were expand the terms of three non-permanent members from two years to four, while reducing the term from the remaining 7 non – permanent members from two years to one.
The delegate for China: Henry Rothschild, AISJ
The modification supposed by the USA, was for countries to secure the longer term, would be selected on four criteria:
- size of military
- economic market share in the regional economy of the country
- the countries are not engaged in war.
All but two delegates voted in favor the motion.
A final resolution is still debating.