South Africa 's Role on the UNSC in 2012

Year: 
2012
Organisation: 
Centre for Conflict Resolution
Synopsis: 

The project, to be undertaken by the Centre for Conflict Resolution, based in Cape Town, continues its earlier work evaluating South Africa’s second term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The objectives of the study are to:

  • analyse and support SA’s decision-making on the UN Security Council:
  • understand whether SA promotes foreign policy goals consistent with human rights, peace and security, and democratic governance;
  • inform the SA public about the country’s behaviour on the UN Security Council;
  • understand SA's role as a non-permanent member on the UNSC;
  • assess the co-operation agenda between SA and the other nine non-permanent members on the UN Security Council;
  • measure the engagement between SA and the permanent five (P5) members on the Council; and
  • strengthen the oversight capacity of SA’s parliamentary committees on foreign policy and defence with a view of enhancing SA’s role on the UN Security Council;

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