Cry sovereignty: South Africa in the UN Security Council, 2007-2008

SOURCE: State of the nation: South Africa 2008
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Kagwanja
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.M.Kagwanja, K.Kondlo
KEYWORDS: POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
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HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4960

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Abstract

In our new role on the Security Council, we have two options: to go there and look at where the wind goes, and then wait and see where it blow us, where everyone goes. We would get good publicity, and would be loved. But if we behaved this way, would this be consistent with our foreign policy objectives or the views we hold as members of the South, the developing world? Would we be able to recongnize ourselves after two years? The UN should not change us. We should change the UN.