Non-Aligned Movement states calls for more inclusive UN

PORLAMAR, Venezuela (AP) — Members of the Non-Aligned Movement are calling for the United Nations to give more influence to developing countries.

As the Cold War-era group wrapped up its 17th summit on Sunday, member nations called on the U.N. to open the Security Council to more states and place more value on the sovereignty of emerging powers.

The summit of the 120-nation group was held on the Venezuelan resort island of Margarita. Few heads of state chose to attend as a crisis wracks the South American country, leading to widespread shortages and runaway crime.

In a closing address, Venezuela President Maduro said the U.N. should not only be reformed, it should be re-founded, with all nations on more equal footing.

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