Ahmad, Abdullahi Ayoade and Haron, Ahmad Sharif (2015) THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL PERMANENT SEATS AND THE OIC REQUESTS. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 23 (S). pp. 251-266. ISSN 0128-7702 (Printed) 2231-8534 (Online)

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UN Security Council reform has been overdue for decades. Throughout its entire history, reform only took place in 1963 with the addition of four non-permanent seats. Calls for an increase in the number of the Security Council’s permanent seats for representatives of developing nations have been loud. The 57 member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest Muslim organisation in the world and the second largest inter-governmental organisation outside the UN spreading over four continents, is demanding for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The need was considered vital due to the spate of events such as Palestine issues, the September 11, 2001 incident, the global war against radical Islamist terrorists, the Arab Awakening, the UN Security Council’s deadlock on the Syria crisis, Iran, and a host of issues from setting gender policy to human rights all of which further amplified a sense of alienation between Muslim communities and the West. This research examines the events that obliged the OIC requests. It identifies the appropriate members for the requested seat and highlights the future benefits of the seat to OIC. The findings of this paper seek to provide a major breakthrough recommendation for the OIC permanent seat at the UNSC.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Keywords: Reforms, Security Council, OIC, Permanent Seats, Representation, Request, Unity, and Trust
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: Dr Abdullahi Ayoade Ahmad
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 04:21
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 04:21

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