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Zuma pushes for change at the UN

President Jacob Zuma says the UN should be working more closely with regional groupings.

South African President Jacob Zuma and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Picture: Sapa.

NEW YORK - President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday raised issues of critical importance in Africa during a meeting at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York.

He pushed for reforms in the peace and security arm of the UN and the Security Council.

Zuma reiterated his calls for the UN to work more closely with regional organisations like the African Union (AU).

The president is involved in a high-level meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the Sahel region, which is facing a food crisis.

On Tuesday, Zuma called for governments around the world to increase access to justice for women.