The Norwegian authorities believe that the civil war in Syria shows that it is time for a reform of the UN Security Council.
This is expressed in a white paper on Norway's UN policy, which was presented on Friday.
It points to the fact that the UN has been unable to act in the Syrian crisis, due to disagreements between the permaanent members of the Security Council.
- This is a good argument for a reform, says Minister of International Development, Heikki Holmås. However, he does not want to say when or how this should be done.