The Security Council: Paying for Peacekeeping
An organisation’s financial arrangements and dispositions are always liable to arouse controversy. In the case of a voluntary organisation, the level at which membership fees are set and the extent of any differential rates are clearly of some concern to the members — a concern which may be given vigorous expressions at the business meetings of the organisation. Similarly, if the organisation uses its resources in ways which seem to some members to be unwise or improper, this is certainly going to attract internal criticism. All members need to feel, in one way or another, that they are getting value for money — and those who do not may well withdraw, taking their money with them.
KeywordsMember State Security Council Voluntary Organisation Voluntary Contribution Financial Obligation
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