Obama Seeks Reforms in Talk with UN Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama is urging the United Nations chief to reform the world organization to help it address pressing global issues.

In a phone call to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Obama also said the U.S. needs to rededicate itself to the U.N. and its mission. That's according to a member of the Obama transition team.

The aide said Obama spoke with Ban as well as four foreign leaders to thank them for their congratulatory messages after the election.

Obama has previously discussed what he calls "broken politics" at the U.N. He says U.N. member states "too often" use the U.N. processes as a way to avoid action, rather than take it. Specifically, he mentioned slow and indecisive action on ending the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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