Elect The Council
Elect The Council is an international campaign for the reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). In addition to engagement with UN member states, support and participation is being solicited from civil society, churches, business, non-governmental organisations and regional groupings. Elect The Council is working towards an enabling resolution to effect UNSC reform by two-thirds of the members of the UN General Assembly, based on a detailed set of recommendations tailored to the emerging world order. The campaign is coordinated by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).
Can a security council created in 1945 deal with threats of nuclear war, cyber attacks and pandemics?
Global safety depends on a UN Security Council that places P5 interests above all else.
The council has prevented a third world war, but global power imbalances raise questions about its effectiveness.
To effectively oversee and manage future peacekeeping missions, the United Nations Security Council must reform.
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The power of the P5 doesn’t benefit global security. It’s time to change the UN Security Council!
The United Nations Security Council lies at the heart of the global security architecture. It was established in 1945 to maintain international peace and security,…
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The UN Security Council can’t stay rooted in 70-year-old practices. It’s time for change, here’s why and how.
How far has Elect The Council progressed?
Through consultations, meetings and lobbying across a broad spectrum of stakeholders, we have refined the concept from a broad idea to a well founded proposal for a legitimate and effective UN Security Council. Click here to download the current concept note and summary of our proposal.
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