“Today, 193 of you, 193 member states, have willingly embraced its [UN] principles. And standing up for those principles for the U.N. Charter is the job of every responsible member state,” Biden said. “The United States supports increasing the number of both permanent and non-permanent representatives of the Council.
This includes permanent seats for those nations we’ve long supported and permanent seats for countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The United States is committed to this vital work.”
Biden made the call without also demanding accountability for the notoriously corrupt and expensive body. The United States pays significantly more than any other country to be a member and countries like China and Russia sit on the UN Human Rights Council. Read more here.