PROPOSED UNITED NATIONS REFORMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR AFRICA

Debbyrose Ayoade Adika, Sheriff F. Folarin, Sheriff F. Folarin

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Actors in the international system have widely recognized the need to reform the United Nations and shape the organization into a new global power structure. This examines the key areas of reform, their effects on Africa and outlines possible ways forward. This study also reflects major criticisms addressed to the United Nations, especially the UNSC and discusses the various forms of reform, including the reform of the Security Council, suggested by various states. It is argued that such reforms should address the engagement and limits of the UN in the socio-economic matters of states. The paper is narrative and descriptive in nature, as it adopts a documentary method of data collection based on secondary sources. The methods of data analysis include context and textual analysis, and the research design qualitative. The Game and Realist Theories were employed for this study. Findings show that the current global order is unequally and partially structured. Hence, it is recommended that the UN and the UN Security Council should be restructured in order to create a platform for wider opinion and views of players and actors in the international system thereby establishing a just global system.

Keywords


Africa, Global Power, International System, Reform, Security Council, United Nations.

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