VETO in UN - VETO AND DEMOCRACY IN SECURITY COUNCIL?...

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VETO AND DEMOCRACY IN SECURITY COUNCIL? Introduction: The Security Council is the most powerful body of the United Nations. The maintenance of International peace and security is its main responsibility, which it establishes by planning military operations, imposing economic sanctions, mandating arms inspections, deploying human rights and election monitoring. There are five permanent members (United States, china, Russia, United Kingdom and France) and ten rotational members elected for two year periods. The five permanent members have the privilege to veto any UN resolution. This power has been extremely controversial since the establishment of the United Nations. Many members have criticized the role of the Security Council because of the veto power and have demanded that the Council must become more democratic, consistent, accountable, and open, and that it must function less as a geo- political instrument of a few major powers. Possible Answer:
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