On 28-29 September 2017, SCAN held the workshop ‘Influence in the United Nations Security Council: rethinking the role of elected members’ in Florence Italy. The workshop aimed to understand better the factors that impact the level of influence elected members on the UN Security Council’s decision-making.
You can access the program of the workshop here.
Participants and themes
Keynote by Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, former Brazilian Minister of External Relations
Ambassador Patriota delivered the keynote address, reflecting on Brazil’s perspective about participation and influence in global governance amid a transitioning global order.
Elected members’ influence in global context
Evelyn Goh and Jochen Prantl, Reassessing influence in global governance
Larissa van den Herik, Sidestepping the Security Council: influence of erosion?
The specific experience of elected members on the UNSC
Dainius Baublys, The capacity contradiction: have elected small UNSC members become relevant?
Matthew Preston, Elected members and the Security Council: the view from a permanent seat
The role of elected members in overcoming deadlocks on the UNSC and their contribution in the area of protection and collective security
Rosa Freedman, Diplomacy in the time of cholera: the role of the elected members in resolving the Haiti cholera claims
Catherine Bevilacqua, Peacekeeping and human rights: insights from Haiti on E10 influence
Carolyn Evans, Should the E10 be obliged to represent collective security interests in Council decision making? Learning from Council decisions on Timor in 1975 and 1999
Jennifer Welsh, The impact of elected Council members on advancing civilian protection and the responsibility to protect
The norms and practices of the UNSC that frame the work of elected members
Thomas Biersteker, Informal forms of governance undertaken by elected members of the UN Security Council
Bardo Fassbender, The constitutional role of the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council
Dominik Zaum, Contextual factors affecting the influence of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council
UNSC working methods as a pathway to elected members’ influence
Nathalie Chuard, Securing the Council: a focus on efforts to make it more efficient
Isobel Roele, Security Council working methods: working together for collective security
Dominik Zaum and Corinne Heaven: Contextual factors affecting the influence of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council
Evelyn Goh and Jochen Prantl: Reassessing influence in global governance
Larissa van den Herik: Sidestepping the Security Council: influence of erosion?