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Argument: Vast majority of General Assembly wants to end UN SC veto power

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  • Bureau of the Working Group. 1997 - "The question of the veto is closely linked to an increase in the number of permanent members. The view held by the overwhelming majority is that the veto is anachronistic and undemocratic and should be eliminated in a modernized United Nations. The veto should not perpetuate differences and discrimination among members of the Security Council on the one hand or between present and proposed new permanent members on the other. This view has been strongly underlined by the membership. However, the permanent five have indicated that they will not accept or ratify any Charter amendments that aim at abolishing or limiting the veto."

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