"The Security Council's Credibility Test": How to Enhance the Council's 21st Century Image

22 January 2015 


In an opinion piece for Project Syndicate, Gareth Evans reflects on the composition of the Security Council and what it means for the Council's relevance today.  The Council's failure to include many of the 21st century's "major players" in its decisions, Evans argues, undermines its credibility as "the world’s foremost decision-maker on issues of peace and security".

In the absence of Security Council reform, Evans proposes that changes to the working methods of the Council--such as the optional "French code" for permanent members--can enhance the Council's global image and preserve its authority in the 21st century.

 To read the full piece, visit Project Syndicate here.