Germany, Japan , Venezuela , with others to represent Asia and Africa, the Security Council will not achieve any real progress particularly with vetos !!
US today marginalize UN, except for issues that US needs UN to serve US agenda , otherwise US monopole policy will continue and dominate UN.
WNN News 17/10/2006
Venezuela blames fierce U.S. lobbying as
Chavez government fails to win U.N. seat
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan diplomats blamed heavy-handed U.S. lobbying for their country's failure to muster enough votes to win a U.N. Security Council seat in ten rounds of voting Monday.
Venezuelan diplomat Roy Chaderton, an envoy who played a key role in lobbying on behalf of President Hugo Chavez's government, said the results were only a minor setback in a prolonged struggle against U.S. efforts to dominate international affairs.
"Swimming against the current isn't easy. It can be tiring at first, but the more one swims, muscles get stronger," Chaderton told state television after U.S.-backed Guatemala topped Venezuela in the first four rounds of voting. "This battle will prepare us for another battle within the international community."
Francisco Arias Cardenas, Venezuela's ambassador to the U.N., said earlier that Washington was using "brutal pressure" through threats and blackmail to keep Venezuela off the council.
Both Venezuela and Guatemala failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority to win a two-year term on the council, which could prompt a search for a compromise candidate to break the deadlock. Guatemala led in nine of the 10 ballots.
Voting was slated to resume on Wednesday with another round of balloting.
"Many country's still don't dare to follow the steps Venezuela is making," Arias Cardenas said after the last voting round. "We are going to prepare for the next round, and fight with dignity."
Chaderton accused the U.S. government of "using all its power" to try to thwart Venezuela's chances.
"There were a lot of telephone calls made from Washington yesterday to capitals on various continents to coerce and scare countries that had decided to vote for Venezuela," he said.
For his part, Chavez has toured the world in recent months and spread hundreds of millions of petrodollars through aid while vying for the two-year post.
The United States claims that Chavez, whose left-leaning government has friendly ties with North Korea, Iran and Cuba, would be a disruptive force on the 15-member Security Council.
Chavez warned days before the vote that Washington could attempt to drag out the election for days, weeks or even years if neither candidate garners the two-thirds majority required to win.
But critics blamed Chavez for Venezuela's lackluster showing, arguing the former paratrooper's constant confrontation with Washington worked against his country's candidacy.
Chavez hurt Venezuela's chances because his diplomacy "centers on confrontation rather than the golden rule, which is consensus in the organizations like the United Nations," said Milos Alcalay, who was Venezuela's ambassador to the U.N. until he resigned in 2004 due to differences with Chavez.
Manuel Rosales, the opposition's leading candidate ahead of December presidential elections, called Venezuela's failure to win the contested seat "a regretful punishment for the Castro-Cuban policy the president has been developing."