ISSN: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print)

Working Procedure for the United Nations Security Council in the 21st Century

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 Andrews Amenyo


The world is facing significant security challenges. There is a war in Europe which is ravaging lives and has the potentiality of becoming a nuclear war. Civil wars are occurring spontaneously around the globe, the COVID-19 epidemic is still raging, terrorism is on the rise, global warming, and piracy are just a few of the problems that people must deal with on a daily basis. The organization responsible for upholding peace on a global scale is the UN Security Council, or UNSC/Council. However, the Council has become paralyzed in recent years and therefore unable to take control and carry out its Charter mandated duties. In light of these tragedies, the Council’s organizational structure and methods have come under criticism. How does the UNSC function in order to address these urgent security issues? What challenges are standing in the Council’s way to safeguard international peace? The steps the Council must take to accomplish the goal outlined in charter Articles 1, 24 and 28 through 32 as well as its obligations under Chapter Vll. The P5/PM, or the Five Permanent Members, are unable to come together and lead the Council in addressing the agonizing problems that are rapidly undermining the UN/ UNSC’s since World War II. This essay examines the Council’s operational difficulties and raises awareness of the fundamental problems that keep the Council from moving forward. The article ends by urging the P5 to mend their fences, find a solution to the current Russia-Ukraine situation, and develop a road map and cutting-edge solutions to the numerous problems facing humanity before it is too late. The Council must act quickly because thousands, if not millions of lives are lost every day, and more priceless lives are on their way to the slaughterhouse.

Keywords:  UN Security Council, Working Methods, P5, Veto, efficiency.

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Title:Working Procedure for the United Nations Security Council in the 21st Century
Author:Andrews Amenyo
Journal Name:International Journal of Science and Business
ISSN:ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
Issue publication (Year):2022
Acceptance Date:28/07/2022
Date of Publication:11/08/2022
Free download:Available
First Page:123
Last Page:140
Paper Type:Literature review
Current Status:Published


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Andrews Amenyo (2022). Working Procedure for the United Nations Security Council in the 21st Century. International Journal of Science and Business, 9(1), 123-140. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6983634

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Andrews Amenyo, Law School, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China.


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