Here are the key lines you may have missed from Tuesday’s official speeches

US President Joe Biden arrives in New York City on Tuesday. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Biden is expected to build on his administration’s push to reform the United Nations Security Council in the face of flagrant violations of the UN Charter by one of the council’s permanent members: Russia.

“The council needs to be more representative of a larger segment of the world’s population, and it needs to be filled with countries willing to uphold the charter and work together on common problems,” a senior State Department official said Tuesday ahead of Biden’s address to the UN General Assembly .

It remains to be seen what the US President will say specifically on this issue and whether the US will come up with any concrete proposals this week.

“I expect that the President will speak at length on the issue of UN Security Council reform during his visit to New York. Whether he does so publicly or whether he communicates privately with the Secretary General and others, we’re still working on that today,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Tuesday.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield noted earlier this month that the US has co-sponsored a “veto resolution requiring permanent members to veto the General Assembly.” She also said that the Security Council “should better reflect current global realities and incorporate geographically different perspectives.”

Biden is not expected to directly call for removing Russia from the Security Council, but is expected to be more specific than before on reforming the Council.

One official suggested the US could push to expand the council’s permanent membership.

There are currently five nations that have permanent seats and veto power on the Council: the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom.

“In the past, we have named three countries that we believe should be members of the Security Council: Germany, Japan, India,” the senior State Department official noted. “So if the President rekindles real conversation and we get back to serious negotiation about what it’s going to look like, countries will benefit. We will be for it.”

However, they also said that “the idea is to open it up more widely,” noting that “we have entire continents that don’t have permanent representation” on the council.

Officials say it is an important matter to follow, especially in light of Russia’s war in Ukraine. The senior State Department official also accused Beijing of violating the principles of the UN Charter, citing Beijing’s response to Spokesperson Nancy Pelosis’ visit to Taiwan as an example.

CNN’s Kevin Liptak provided coverage for this post.

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