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Fall 2010

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Switzerland: International Studies, and Multilateral Diplomacy


For nearly two decades the international community has debated how to address reform of the United Nations Security Council. Many argue that it is imperative that the United Nations Security Council be reformed for the body to maintain its relevance and legitimacy in the Twenty-first Century. The original United Nations Charter endowed special voting privileges and permanent membership to the five powers that emerged victorious from World War Two. These five powers no longer describe the international world order. Various reform groups such as the Group of Four, The United for Consensus movement, and the Africa Group have proposed reform resolutions to address this discrepancy. Whatever shape reform takes will impact the future of the United Nations and the international world order.


International and Area Studies | International and Intercultural Communication | International Law



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