NEW YORK, 23rd February, 2016 (WAM) — Recent international developments, mainly in the Arab World, are posing a challenge to the international community, said Kuwait’s Permanent Envoy to the UN, Mansour Al-Otaibi, in a speech at the UN’s meeting on reforms late on Monday.

Kuwait, representing the Arab Group, has hailed the UN’s efforts on holding debates to discuss expansion and reform in the UN Security Council, UNSC.

“The UNSC is exerting huge efforts to expand and develop its work methods to deal with different challenges in a neutral and transparent manner,” said the ambassador, as quoted by the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA.

He added that the international community’s conditions have changed prominently since the establishment of the UN in 1945.

Meanwhile, he stressed the importance of granting Arab states a permanent seat in the future formation of the council, due to the large numbers of Arab World issues that the UNSC looks into.

He emphasised his point by noting that the number of Arab member-states has risen from five to 22 since 1945.