United Nations General Assembly Task Force on Security Council Reform


Reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) encompasses five key issues: categories of membership, the question of the veto held by the five permanent members, regional representation, the size of an enlarged Council and its working methods, and the Security Council-General Assembly relationship. Member States, regional groups and other Member State interest groupings developed different positions and proposals on how to move forward on this contested issue. 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.


Reform of the United Nations Security Council


Chair: Kevin Crémoux (McGill University, Faculty of Arts)
Assistant Chair: Ousmane Diagne (Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law)
Assistant Chair: Ruixin Peter Chang (Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf)  


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