The Role of Emerging Countries in the United Nations

Given the universal nature of its composition, the United Nations has his- torically been the first organization to grant a place, a voice and a trib- une to emerging countries. They have in return profoundly transformed this world organization over time into something that no longer merely brings together the victors of World War II as it did in 1945. This change, which began when the newly decolonized countries joined the UN, has not been without tur- moil or resistance…