What determines the exact order of votes in a United Nations Secuirty Council resolution?
What determines which country votes first? Who votes last? What determines exact order of who votes when?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is a body of the UN whose main responsibility is "the maintenance of international peace and security." The Security Council is the only body that can make binding decisions, meaning that all members of the UN must abide by them. It is tasked with preventing conflict, both by moderating crises before they swell out of control and then by issuing resolutions regarding sanctions, peacekeeping forces, or military actions. It oversees a number of tribunals, committees, and peacekeeping bodies. It is made up of five permanent members, and ten rotating non-permanent members. The five permanent members of the Security Council are China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Non-permanent members are elected by the General Assembly to serve two year terms and cannot be immediately re-elected after their term ends. The presidency of the council rotates on a monthly basis, in alphabetical order of the member states. When voting on procedural matters, such as speaker times, at least nine out of the fifteen votes are needed to pass. For substantive matters, such as passing a resolution, nine votes are also needed, but without a "no" vote from any of the permanent members. The Security Council has the ability to suspend the rights of member countries in violation of the charter, but primarily tries to solve problems peacefully. The Security Council also nominates new secretary-general candidates and new member states to be approved by the General Assembly, and helps elect jurists to the International Court of Justice.
- 1 decade ago
Good old fashioned A-Z (alphabetical) order.