Role Of The Security Council And Its Success

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The United Nations has a number of different organisations and programmes that operate under the non-governmental organisation. Each of these organisations works to better the world’s population and the environment we live in. The United Nations itself has six main bodies which it is governed by and each body focuses on a different aspect of international peace and security. This report will be focusing on the role of the Security Council and its success as a body with regard to maintaining international peace. The main responsibility of the Security Council is to maintain international peace and security, with responsibility given to the council to determine if and where a peacekeeping operation should be deployed. The decision of…show more content…
VETO power has been criticised by many since it was introduced in 1945, with critics stating that it is the “most undemocratic charter of the UN” (Ceccarelli, 2015). The designation of VETO power to the five permanent members was based upon historical credit during the creation of the UN. These credits include the victory of World War 2 which resulted in the five above mentioned nations to be the most powerful nations in the world allowing them to intervene in any conflicts that did not include themselves. Such a situation would have been useful to prevent another world war, however is not befitting in today’s society. At present other developed nations such as Germany and Japan should have a seat on the Security Council and be given VETO power. Japan and Germany are major economic powers with Japan becoming the second largest economy globally in 1968 experiencing growth of up to 9% per year between 1955 and 1973 and Germany becoming the second largest economic powerhouse in the 1950s due to the German “Wirtschaftswunder” economic miracle (AFP-JIJI, 2015). Today, Germany has the lowest unemployment rate of 6% with the fourth largest economy in the world, whilst Japan is responsible for 20.6% of the United Nations budget, exceeding the cumulative contributions of France, Russia, United Kingdom and China (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
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