THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL AND PROSPECTS FOR REFORM

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  • Eduardo Pinheiro Granzotto Da Silva Camara dos Deputados - Congresso Nacional
  • Newton Tavares Filho

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International Security, United Nations, Security Council, Effectiveness, Reform

Resumo

The principal responsibility of the United Nations Security Council is the maintenance
of international peace and security. However, after more than seven decades
of functioning, one question remains: Is this body effective in its principal goal?
Through a literature review, this paper analyses the bases of the Security Council
creation and its current challenges. Some attempts have been made to reform the
organ, but so much energy has been wasted in enlargement proposals. Instead, the
focus should be concentrated on the veto power, which is the principal cause of the
Council’s ineffectiveness. As an amendment of the UN Charter is politically tricky,
this paper concludes that the most feasible way to make changes to the veto power
and improve the Council’s effectiveness is reforming its working method.

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24-02-2021

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