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The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Loraine Sievers and Sam Daws


This text is a revised edition of this book and contains new material documenting the extensive and rapid innovations in the UN Security Council’s procedures of the past two decades. The book provides insight into the inside workings of the world’s preeminent body for the maintenance of international peace and security. Grounded in the history and politics of the Council, it describes the ways the Council has responded through its working methods to a changing world. The book explains the Council’s role in its wider UN Charter context and examines its relations with other UN organs and with it ... More

Keywords: peacekeeping, UN Security Council, UN Charter, peacebuilding, political missions, counter-terrorism, diplomats, UN Secretary-General, reform, sanctions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199685295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Loraine Sievers, author
Career international civil servant and former Chief, UN Security Council Secretariat Branch

Sam Daws, author
Director, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre for International Studies, Oxford University