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Keynote address by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda at the high level Thematic Debate on "strengthening cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-regional Organisations"

Tuesday, 5th May 2015

This year, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. When the UN was created, many of our countries did not exist as independent countries. In Africa, Ethiopia and Liberia were the only sovereign countries on the continent.

While there have been some modest reforms in the UN since its creation in 1945, most of the fundamental structures that were created after World War II by the victorious powers, such as the powers conferred upon the Permanent Five countries in the Security Council, remain unchanged.

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