Renovating the principal organs of the United Nations

Popovski, Vesselin (2018) Renovating the principal organs of the United Nations. In: Just Security in an Undergoverned World. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198805373

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This chapter critically examines the process of reform of three principal organs of the United Nations: the General Assembly, the Security Council, and the Secretariat. It discusses the shortcomings and obstacles of the process and recommends how to move forward. The purpose of reform is to enhance both justice and security by forging more equal representation and allowing more efficient responses to threats to the peace. The chapter offers innovative ideas for revitalizing the General Assembly, improving the selection of UN Secretaries-General, and altering the Security Council’s composition according to a model of “8 + 8 + 8”—a mix of permanent, renewable, and non-renewable seats.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: UN Security Council | UN Secretary-General | UN General Assembly | UN reform | 8 + 8 + 8
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2022 08:59
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2023 06:39
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