South Africa's role in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2012

Year: 
2013
Organisation: 
Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR)
Synopsis: 

The project assesses South Africa's two year non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Reports / Outputs: 
  1. Africa, South Africa, and the United Nations' security architecture

    Rapporteurs: Mark Paterson and Kudrat Virk
    Editor: Adekeye Adebajo, Centre For Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, South Africa
    Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) Policy Brief 17, June 2013

    The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a policy advisory group seminar at Erinvale Estate, Western Cape, South Africa, from 12 to 13 December 2012 on "Africa, South Africa, and the United Nations' (UN) Security Architecture".

    In December 2012, South Africa completed its second two-year term (2011-2012) as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, after its earlier tenure in 2007-2008. The Cape Town seminar convened about 30 leading practitioners, civil society actors, and scholars, from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States (US), to assess South Africa’s current and past performance on the Security Council. The meeting, which focused in particular on the institutional dynamics that help to shape the work of the Council, also crafted concrete policy recommendations for strengthening the diplomatic role adopted by Tshwane (Pretoria) and promoting Africa’s interests at the UN and other international fora.

  2. South Africa, Africa, and the United Nations Security Council

    Rapporteurs: Mark Paterson and Chris Saunders
    Editors: Adekeye Adebajo and Mark Paterson
    Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) Policy Brief 10

    The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a policy advisory group meeting at Erinvale Estate, Western Cape, South Africa, from 13 to 14 December 2011 on "South Africa, Africa, and the United Nations (UN) Security Council". The policy seminar, which was held in partnership with the Centre for African Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden, was made possible through the support of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), Cape Town, and the Swedish Embassy in South Africa.

    The meeting took place as South Africa approached the end of the first year of its second two-year term (2011-2012) as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The seminar focused on: South Africa’s role on the UN Security Council; the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the UN Security Council; and the politics and reform of the Council. It also considered the role of the Security Council in eight case studies: Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, Sudan’s Darfur region, South Sudan, and Libya.

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