‘Grasping the Nettle of the UN Security Council Reform: The Uniting for Consensus Proposal’ – SIOI/IAI paper
Why do we need a reform of the United Nations Security Council?
The global security landscape has gone through a process of radical change in the last few decades, determined by a number of interconnected challenges. Social inequalities exacerbated by globalization, climate change, violent conflicts originating at national and regional level with wider geopolitical implications, and cyber crime – just to name a few – have produced new threats to international peace and security, which have been spreading unevenly across regions and countries. Most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian aggression on Ukraine have added to the mix as triggering factors of instability and uncertainty.
‘Grasping the Nettle of the UN Security Council Reform: The Uniting for Consensus Proposal’, the Paper elaborated by experts from Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and SIOI, is now available on OSORIN website at
The paper is the result of an intense and in-depth discussion, which also involved experts from countries belonging to the ‘Uniting for Consensus’ (UfC) group.