Legitimacy and the Security Council

Event
  • DATE / TIME :
    2011•05•31    13:15 - 14:30
    Location :
    New York

    This seminar considers issues of UN Security Council membership reform, UN Charter amendment, and changes in working methods as they contribute to and detract from the Council’s legitimacy.

    Changes in international politics since 1945 have forced the United Nations Security Council to adapt its operations, structure and procedures, trying to maintain its legitimacy in the eyes of Member States, while remaining loyal to the UN Charter. Does the Security Council need to reform to ensure its legitimacy, and what effect would reforms have on its status and influence? This panel considers issues of membership reform, Charter amendment, and changes in working methods as they contribute to and detract from the Council’s legitimacy.

    The seminar is part of the UNU Legitimacy Series, which provides a platform for critical discussions with academics and public intellectuals about issues of legitimacy as they arise in various aspects of the work of the United Nations.

    Speakers

    • Sam Daws, Director, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre for International Studies, Oxford University
    • Other speakers to be confirmed

    Moderator

    • Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York

    For more information, or to register to attend, please go to the UNU-ONY website event page.

    If you are unable to attend in person, you may register here for the live webcast.