n African Security Review - Lessons for Africa : measuring UN security council action and inaction in the 1990s : essay

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Although Africa is host to the vast majority (and the most deadly) of conflicts in the world, it would appear that there is a distinct lack of genuine interest in African affairs shown by the UN Security Council and its key members. This paper proposes a 10-level scale of response system to measure the seriousness of the Council in dealing with conflicts. By comparing the Council response with the size and severity of each individual conflict, the scale attempts to assess the Council performance in the fulfilment of its duty to restore international peace and security.The results show that Africa has been (and remains) marginalized in the Council work.

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