THE CONVERSATION: Diplomats reveal concerns over UK’s waning influence on UN Security Council

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Release date: 26/9/2018

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At the UN General Assembly in 2017 Theresa May described the “special responsibilities” that the UK holds within the United Nations. She was referring to the permanent seat that the UK has on the UN Security Council, as well as its capacity to contribute to international peace and security.

Brexit does not put the UK’s permanent seat at risk, at least in the short to medium term. However, the UK’s international standing is potentially at risk. That has implications for its ability to influence negotiations.

We conducted a series of interviews with current and former diplomats to try to find out more about what might be in store.

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TitleDiplomats reveal concerns over UK’s waning influence on UN Security Council
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date26/09/18
DescriptionAt the UN General Assembly in 2017 Theresa May described the “special responsibilities” that the UK holds within the United Nations. She was referring to the permanent seat that the UK has on the UN Security Council, as well as its capacity to contribute to international peace and security.

Brexit does not put the UK’s permanent seat at risk, at least in the short to medium term. However, the UK’s international standing is potentially at risk. That has implications for its ability to influence negotiations.

We conducted a series of interviews with current and former diplomats to try to find out more about what might be in store.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/diplomats-reveal-concerns-over-uks-waning-influence-on-un-security-council-103043
PersonsJess Gifkins