Swiss ditch UN Security Council reform
Switzerland has withdrawn a proposal for reforming the UN Security Council. It called for restricting the permanent members’ right to veto resolutions in the case of genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity.
Switzerland’s UN ambassador said he was withdrawing the text at the last minute to avoid legal quarrels over the definitions of those cases.
Switzerland, Costa Rica, Jordan, Singapore and Luxembourg—the so-called small-5 countries—had backed the plan.
Bern has listed reforming the UN Security Council a diplomatic priority.