The growing workload of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has led to new and less formal ways of negotiation emerging within the Council, such as consultations and committees. According to Niels Nagelhus Schia (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) these processes can positively influence the Council’s efficiency. Although relying on them risks undermining the Council’s legitimacy, they have the potential to bypass the current political deadlock on its necessary reform.

This blog post has been published before in the Sahel Watch programme of The Broker.


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