Deliberating South Africa's Role on the UNSC - 2012

Year: 
2012
Organisation: 
Department of Political Science and Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria)
Synopsis: 

The project undertaken by the Department of Political Science based at the University of Pretoria evaluates South Africa’s second year (2012) of its second term on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The objectives of the study are:

  • To provide policymakers in government, particularly the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) including the Minister and the Deputy Ministers, The Presidency as well as other relevant ministries with succinct analyses of SA's Role on the UNSC in 2012;
  • To enable a platform for policymakers, researchers, media and members of the diplomatic corps to discuss, inter alia, the following issues:
    • An understanding of SA's identity on the Council;
    • The alignment between SA's interests and the African Agenda on the Council;
    • SA's engagement with emerging powers like China, Brazil and India on the Council.
  • To support the training and mentoring of senior postgraduate students; and
  • To contribute to the scholarly body of knowledge on foreign policy and emerging powers through informed research and discussion.

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