South Africa’s permanent representative to the UN, Mathu Joyini, speaking at an emergency sitting of the UN’s General Assembly on Tuesday night, said the last two weeks was a reminder there was an urgent need to reform the UN Security Council to move on “from the legacy of the Cold War, so that it can genuinely be the space where the community of nations come together to resolve conflict and build a more just and peaceful world”. She also took aim at the UN for failing to give similar attention to other long-standing conflicts around the world, saying “while there is this situation in Ukraine, long-standing conflicts the Security Council was seized with continue without resolution”.