Published on: December 23, 2021

UNSC RESOLUTIONS

UNSC RESOLUTIONS

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http://hkbookkeeping.com/tally-training/ The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously passed a resolution permitting a carve-out in sanctions against the Taliban to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. It was put forward by USA

ABOUT UNSC RESOLUTIONS

  • Formal expressions of the opinion or will of United Nations organs.
  • Adopted by the fifteen members of the Security Council (UNSC).
  • According to UN Charter
    • Draft resolution on non-procedural matters is adopted if nine or more of the fifteen Council members vote for the resolution, and if it is not vetoed by any of the five permanent members
    • Draft resolutions on “procedural matters” can be adopted on the basis of an affirmative vote by any nine Council members.
  • Resolutions by the Security Council are legally binding.
  • If the council cannot reach consensus or a passing vote on a resolution, they may choose to produce a non-binding presidential statement instead of a Resolution. These are adopted by consensus. They are meant to apply political pressure—a warning that the Council is paying attention and further action may follow.

UNSC

  • One of six main organs of the United Nations
  • Primary responsibility – maintaining international peace and security
  • Meet whenever peace is threatened.
  • 15 members of which 5 are permanent and 10 are non-permanent members
  • Non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the UN General Assembly.
  • Five permanent members are- US, UK, France, Russia, and China.
  • Only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.