Peace Operations Glossary
“The purpose of terrorism is to strike fear into the hearts of opponents in order to win political concession.”
United Nations Resolution :
A formal text adopted by a United Nations body. Although any UN body can issue resolutions, in practice most resolutions are issued by the Security Council or the General Assembly. Under Article 25 of the Charter, UN member states are bound to carry out “decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the Charter”, however under Articles 10 and 14 of the UN Charter, General Assembly resolutions are considered be non-binding “recommendations”.
United Nations Security Council Resolution (SCR) :
A resolution voted on by the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council; charged with “primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security”. The UN Charter specifies (in Article 27) that a draft resolution on non-procedural matters is adopted if nine or more of the fifteen Council members vote for the resolution, and if it is not vetoed by any of the five permanent members.
Use of Force / Reasonable Use of Force :
Right of an individual or authority to settle conflicts or prevent certain actions by using force to either: a) dissuade another party from a particular course of action, or b) physically intervene to stop them.