South Africa 's Role on the UNSC in 2012

Centre for Conflict Resolution

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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