Survey: Majority for strengthened and more democratic United Nations

Secretariat, 21. March 2005

According to a representative survey conducted on behalf of BBC World Service by the opinion research institutes GlobeScan and PIPA in 23 countries, the population worldwide is in favor of a strengthened and more democratic U.N. A majority for example believes, that the reversal of a veto of a single country in the UN Security Council should be made possible. In all countries it is agreed that the U.N. should be "significantly strengthened in international affairs". "The readiness for dramatic change is very palpable", said Doug Miller, President of GlobeScan.