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Pôsobenie SR v Bezpečnostnej rade OSN
The Performance of the SR in the UN Security Council

Author(s): Ivo Samson
Subject(s): Politics, Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2006; foreign policy; UN; security council; performance; evaluation; resolutions; presidency; security; reform;
Summary/Abstract: From January 2006, Slovakia has been carrying out its two year mandate as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UN SC). It bears – in accordance with the UN Charter – still an exclusive responsibility for international peace and security, despite an increasing number of surfacing opinions about the failure of the initial hope (in the intentions of chapter VII. of the UN Charter), that “the new world order could be founded on the UN” and its “centre” (i.e. the UN SC). This doubt represents (quite rightfully), that the UN has simply not become a binding warrant or of the post-war world order, as spoken of in the UN Charter. Nevertheless, the exclusive position of the UN (especially the UN SC) is still formally in force and the Slovak republic (SR) officially considers its membership in this exceptional body as “something that increases the prestige of the country”.

  • Page Range: 41-53
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: Slovak