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CHAPTER 6: Section 2 Changes

Vetoes, insufficient votes and competing draft resolutions accentuate divisions within the  Council
16 October 2023

Since 2000, and especially since 2010, there has been a marked increase in divisive votes in the Security Council,

which reflects the fact that some Council members are now less willing to shield the Council's divisions from

public view. In part, this reflects the polarizing nature of some key items more recently before the Council . . .

Two Russian drafts on Syria humanitarian crossings are latest in a series of drafts receiving insufficient votes

11 July 2020

On 8 July 2020, it was announced that a draft resolution submitted by the Russian Federation on humanitarian border crossings into Syria had received only the four votes of China, the Russian Federation, South Africa and Viet Nam . . .

Draft resolution on Palestine receives only eight affirmative votes

6 January 2015

On 30 December 2014, the Security Council voted on a draft resolution, submitted by Jordan on behalf of the Arab Group, which would have affirmed the urgent need to attain, no later than 12 months after adoption of the resolution, a negotiated settlement . . . 

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Five members belonging to the Non-Aligned Movement will sit on the Security Council in 2022

11 October 2021

Of the countries serving terms on the Security Council in 2022, five will be full members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM):  Gabon, Ghana, India, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates, representing a drop of one from the 2021 Council . . .

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