According to The Telegraph, Joe Biden will propose to expand the UN Security Council by inviting new countries to reduce the influence of China and Russia.
John Kirby, White House National Security Advisor, told the publication that the US president will call on the organization's members to review the structure of the Security Council during the UN General Assembly.
"We believe it should be more inclusive and comprehensive. I think US President Biden would support more members," Kirby said.
According to the publication, it will be proposed to include 5-6 new countries in the Security Council, including India, Brazil, Germany, Japan, and possibly South Africa. However, it is unclear whether they will have veto power. Sources say it is unlikely.
Currently, the UN Security Council consists of five permanent members: China, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. It also includes 10 non-permanent members who are elected for a two-year term.
However, reform of the Security Council will require changes to the UN Charter, which could be vetoed by China and Russia, whose powers to block resolutions and sanctions could be limited as a result of these changes.