The Security Council

The Power of Five
Rahman Mohamed

Chapter IV Article 9 of the Charter of the United Nations states that all its members are part of the General Assembly. According to Chapter V Article 23 the exclusive Security Council is a group of 15 nations in the United Nations. France, China, “the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [today represented by Russia]”, the UK and the USA are permanent members. The other 10 members are elected for two year terms. Presidency of the Security Council is rotating – each member occupies presidency for a month and releases a statement.

June’s presidency was held by the United Kingdom.  July’s presidency is held by the United States.

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The United Nations

Who, what, where, and when
Rahman Mohamed

World War 1 was one of the most devastating wars in human history.  But it brought about the League of Nations.  World War 2 saw its collapse. In 1945, after WW2, the League of Nations was reformed, in a restructured version as the United Nations.

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Laws and Ethics in Wars for Peace?

What are wars?
Rahman Mohamed

Throughout all time, across all civilizations, cultures and empires have fought for dominance over each other. This has been the central cause of war. No wars have been more damaging, physically and psychologically, than today’s wars.

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