Vetoes, insufficient votes and competing drafts reveal an increasingly divided Security Council
18 October 2019
Since 2000, and especially since 2010, there has been a marked increase in divisive votes, which reflects the fact that some Security Council members are now less willing to shield the Council’s divisions from public view . . .
Veto statistics adjusted to show votes on issues of international peace and security (with Table)
Updated on 19 September 2019
Since 2000, there has been a marked resurgence in the use of the veto. A total of 35 draft resolutions relating to international peace and security, in connection with ten situations, have not been adopted owing to the negative vote of at least one permanent member . . .
As seen with Venezuela, Council members are increasingly using votes to highlight their differences
7 March 2019
In what has become a more frequent scenario, two draft resolutions, this time on the situation in Venezuela, were brought to a vote on 28 February 2019. Neither of the drafts was adopted, and this outcome was fully expected at the outset . . .
Will the Iran Plan of Action “snapback” provision have a wider impact on the veto?
4 August 2015
Upon the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on 14 July 2015, and after the adoption six days later by the Security Council of resolution 2231 (2015), much attention has focused on the so-called “snapback” mechanism . . .