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Yes The first and most obvious method is based on the UN charter, Article VI, which says in its entirety: A Member of the United Nations which has persistently violated the Principles contained in the present Charter may be expelled from the Organization by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. Obviously, if ...


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Stability is the basis of the security council system. The inclusion and exclusion of countries from the security council is a consequence of the allies in world war two, not of "fairness" or "balance", and not even of "power" or "wealth". Adding new permanent members would weaken France and Britain. Adding new ...


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What defines which countries are permanent members This is defined in section one of article 23 of the UN Charter, which says: The Security Council shall consist of fifteen Members of the United Nations. The Republic of China, France, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of ...


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Why did China and Russia abstain on the UN security council resolution 2593 on the situation in Afghanistan? Both Russia and China offered amendments or concerns that were not accepted or addressed and China questioned the urgency for passing the resolution. In meetings coverage of the Security Council meeting: Adopting Resolution 2593 (2021), Security ...


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The UN Charter does not provide for any way for a country to be removed from the UNSC. This is the case for both the permanent members (of which France and China are two, as well as the US, UK and Russia) and the non-permanent members (who serve two-year terms). The only way that a non-permanent member can be removed mid-term, or a permanent member can be ...


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No. The General Assembly can only "make recommendations to States on international issues within its competence". (my emphasis) So what is it competent to do: It sets the budget. It elects the non-permanent members of the Security Council It can make general or specific recommendations, relating to international peace It can discuss the ...


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Reform of the United Nations Security Council Any reform of the Security Council would require the agreement of at least two-thirds of UN member states in a vote in the General Assembly and must be ratified by two-thirds of Member States. All of the permanent members of the UNSC (which have veto rights) must also agree. Germany? Why? 2 out 5 members are ...


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According to wikipedia, The five permanent members of the Security Council were the victorious powers in World War II Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council


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The ten non-permanent seats of the UNSC are distributed on something like a regional basis, but there are elections between the regional candidates. That means getting elected validates the influence and popularity of the country, and not getting elected despite an intensive diplomatic campaign shows a lack of diplomatic leverage. Not trying is one thing. ...


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While the institutional lineage of the modern UN is different, the political origin of the UN is when, During World War II, the allies started calling their coalition "the United Nations". It obviously did not include Germany at all, much less as a prominent member. When the UN was set up in its current form in 1945, it was a political continuation ...


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Not without removing the member from the UN itself, which would still require a Security Council vote. Disagreeing with another answer, the voting procedure quoted there does require "the concurring votes of the permanent members", so the 10 non-permanent members by themselves could not pass the resolution if any permanent member vetoed it. Given there are ...


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In practice, a recommendation of the Security Council refers to the passage of a resolution by that body. Take, for example, the resolution recommending that South Sudan be admitted to the UN: Resolution 1999 (2011) Adopted by the Security Council at its 6582nd meeting, on 13 July 2011 The Security Council, Having examined the application of the Republic of ...


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The Security Council of the UN is made up of the five permament members and ten other members who are elected on two year terms by the General Assembly. Most decisions are made by consensus, however when decisions are not consensual, a vote is taken. According to article 27, there is one vote allowed per member. Moreover, there are two kinds of decisions ...


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As far as I know, the consent of the belligerents to bring in UN forces is not expected, if it comes to that. It is required is to try other options before escalating to use of force. Deployment of force by the UNSC is covered by Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Chapter VI, on settlement of disputes, would also be relevant. The text of the charter is very high ...


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You really only need to consider when the UN Charter was signed - 26 June 1945. That was one month after the end of the war in Europe. The permananet members were the then major victorious powers. The only subsequent hiccup in the list has concerned China. In 1945, China had a nationalist government, allied with the West under Chiang Kai-Shek. After the 1948 ...


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What factors is the UNSC composition based on? From a Realpolitik standpoint its currently composed of nations capable of large scale disruption of the global economy if they ever decided to use their nuclear arsenal. All other nations either don't have any nuclear weapons or haven't demonstrated the capacity to cause nuclear winter (India, Pakistan, Israel)...


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In an opinion piece for the Globe and Mail back in 2018, Roland Paris (an international affairs scholar and former foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) argued that a seat on the UN Security Council would afford Canada positive influence on the world stage. For example: last time Canada served on the council, in 1999-2000, it led a ...


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