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New Study Paper - The UN Security Council; Time to Reform

 

Initially, when the UN was created, 51 countries were part of the organization; today the total membership is 193. Despite significant transformations that the world has seen throughout the past years, the structure of the Security Council has been changed only once: In 1965, when the number of non-permanent members in the Security Council increased from six to ten. Regions such as Africa, South Asia and Latin America are still excluded from permanent participation at this decision-making body, which gives undue weight to the balance of power.

 

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