United Nations’ impotence over Ukraine makes the case for ending the power of five countries to determine global security.
Research suggests that the links are overstated, especially compared to Africa’s voting patterns with other council members.
The country’s next steps on foreign policy will be crucial for its role in multilateral institutions.
In an important victory, youth issues will now be a regular item on the council’s agenda.
To influence global decisions, African states on the council must strive to present unified positions.
SA must act to spare Africa the brunt of the council’s deficiencies in an uncertain COVID-19 world.
What will it take for the A3 to shape debates, break geo-political deadlocks, and guide collective action?
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.