Noble World Foundation Proposes UNSC Transition from state-based to regional representation for a balanced global voice
The NWF's proposal is detailed in the article "The Urgent Need for UNSC Reform: A Path to Global Peace," which is posted on its official website, nobleworld.org.
Recent events have highlighted the urgency for reforming the UNSC. On February 25, 2022, Russia vetoed a UNSC resolution against its Ukraine invasion, despite widespread support from other members. Similarly, on December 8, 2023, the United States vetoed a resolution for a humanitarian cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Were these democratic? These incidents demonstrate the limitations of the UNSC in its current form, where individual nations can block consensus.
The UNSC already follows a regional representation policy for selecting non-permanent members, divided into five distinct regions. It is only logical that this regional representation policy extends to the selection of permanent members as well. After all, upholding international peace and security is a shared endeavor for both permanent and non-permanent UNSC members.
"Amidst the dreariness of veto power, your voice is a beacon of hope," articulates Shiv R. Jhawar, founder of Noble World Foundation. "Join us in our effort to evolve the UNSC from a state-centric to a region-focused council, for a balanced global voice. "
If a regional union like the EU existed in Eastern Europe before the Russia-Ukraine crisis, it could have potentially prevented the conflict by using regional consensus instead of single-nation veto. To improve the UNSC's ability to prevent future wars, decision-making authority should be given to a regional union modeled after the EU, rather than allowing one nation to have veto power.
NWF urges political leaders to acknowledge the value of regional unions in conflict prevention and support their inclusion in the UNSC. Such a move could be a decisive step towards ending wars.
In today's world, nationality can often be a source of division and conflict. NWF also proposes the idea of a United Nations-issued World Citizen Passport to foster unity, peace, and cooperation.
To learn more, visit nobleworld.org.
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