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Non-Aligned Movement states calls for more inclusive UN

  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, from left front, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, gather for the official group photo at the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Porlamar, on Venezuela's Margarita Island, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, from left front, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, gather for the official group photo at the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Porlamar, on Venezuela's Margarita Island, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)  (The Associated Press)

  • Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, front row, from left to right, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Bolivia's President Evo Morales and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, pose for the official group photo at the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Porlamar, at Venezuela's Margarita Island, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, front row, from left to right, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Bolivia's President Evo Morales and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, pose for the official group photo at the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Porlamar, at Venezuela's Margarita Island, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)  (The Associated Press)

  • Attendees take part in the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Porlamar, Venezuela's Margarita Island, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. President Nicolas Maduro had touted the Non-Aligned Movement's 17th summit as an opportunity to increase international solidarity for his government as the oil-dependent economy reels from widespread food shortages and triple digit inflation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Attendees take part in the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Porlamar, Venezuela's Margarita Island, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. President Nicolas Maduro had touted the Non-Aligned Movement's 17th summit as an opportunity to increase international solidarity for his government as the oil-dependent economy reels from widespread food shortages and triple digit inflation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)  (The Associated Press)

Members of the Non-Aligned Movement are calling for the United Nations to give more influence to developing countries.

As the Cold War-era group wrapped up its 17th summit on Sunday, member nations called on the U.N. to open the Security Council to more states and place more value on the sovereignty of emerging powers.

The summit of the 120-nation group was held on the Venezuelan resort island of Margarita. Few heads of state chose to attend as a crisis wracks the South American country, leading to widespread shortages and runaway crime.

In a closing address, Venezuela President Maduro said the U.N. should not only be reformed, it should be re-founded, with all nations on more equal footing.