The Council is the only global institution that addresses the issue of peace. But should it be reformed? A carte blanche from Professor Roger Koudé, holder of the UNESCO Chair “Memories, Culture and Interculturality”.

In the context of the “Nelson Mandela Decade for Peace” (2019-2028) proclaimed by the United Nations, it is appropriate to return to one of the most recurring issues related to the international collective security system, namely the Security Council.

The Security Council is the only institution with a global vocation in charge of the perennial issue of international peace and security. As such, this body is the main guarantor of peaceful international relations and respect for the equal sovereignty of all states on a legal basis.

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