Past Event: “Can Elected Members Make a Difference in the UN Security Council? Australia’s Experience in 2013-2014”

January 22, 2016
Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations

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John Langmore, Professor of Politics at the University of Melbourne

The power balance between permanent and elected members of the UN Security Council continues to be a divisive issue. To bring various viewpoints together, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in New York, in cooperation with the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), and the One Earth Future Foundation organized a debate on the possibilities for non-permanent members of the Security Council to influence the Council’s policies.  The event, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN, kicked off with a presentation by John Langmore on Australia’s experience as an elected member to the Security Council in 2013-2014. In the following, representatives from member states, civil society, and academia exchanged their ideas on the topic.

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