Assessing the role of the Security Council in international Conflicts

The proposal of a Security Council as representative of the will of the states It is imperative in the present era a new configuration of the Security Council. It seems necessary to change for a new form of the decision making process in the Security Council. It needs to end the individual thinking of the representatives and adopt one in which can be represented interest of a complete regions or group of states. It is not necessary to take veto power away from the 5 powers, what it needs now is to change the role of this prerogative, and create it another one wider, collective and general for all countries. A veto decision will needs to be discussed in a wider way between countries, and then decided by majority in a general meeting of the states that are represented by one of the permanent members. The permanent members can hold the veto power but, now, they will need to reach a consensus. This is a real diplomatic role of the veto power, and important decisions can be more asserted in the future. In a conclusion, it can be said that the veto power given to 5 countries in the Security Council undermined, first of all, the principles in which the United Nations were built, particularly the principle equality of the states. It also limit the scope of the Security Council decisions due to it privileges the individual position of the permanent members and it cannot discuss any matter forward in cases on which such decision do not correspond to their interest. The veto power also has contributed to the deadlock of such decision-making process as was seen in the past conflicts. When a sole permanent member considers any matter against its interest, the decision-making process seems to be affected due to the threat of veto by the permanent member. This also undermine the collective participation of the states, particularly, the importance of the other non permanents members. As a consequence, such power given to the permanent members has limited to the Council to play a greater role in international conflicts. Changing the role of the veto power to another more general and collective, can be new and inclusive way to discuss important matters in the future without take the veto power away from the Permanent Members, and this can change the way in which theses states are perceived by the whole international community.