ERIC Number: ED235097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The United Nations Peace and Security. Conference on the United Nations of the Next Decade (18th, Burgenstock, Switzerland, June 25-30, 1983).
Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.
Twenty-eight conference participants, consisting of diplomats, government officials, and scholars, strongly urged the General Assembly to begin preparations for a 1985 meeting of the heads of state of the United Nation's 157 member nations. The purpose of the summit would be to provide an opportunity for the members to reaffirm their support of the world organization and to examine how the United Nations might be made to function more effectively in matters of peace and security. The conference participants also called for a strengthening of the role of the Secretary-General in conflict intervention, encouraging him to be more assertive in bringing threats to peace to the attention of the Security Council. Conference attendees recommended that many of the less important duties of the Secretary-General be delegated to others to free him to focus on international conflicts and pacific settlements. Since many nations are circumventing or ignoring the Security Council altogether, thereby weakening its power to intercede in disputes and conflicts, participants suggested that members of the UN should use the Council more frequently. The consensus of the participants was that the greater good is served when member nations bring their disputes before the Security Council for assistance in peaceful resolution, instead of seeking solutions through the use of armed forces. (LH)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Developing Nations, Disarmament, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, International Law, International Organizations, International Relations, Nuclear Warfare, Peace, World Problems
Stanley Foundation, 420 East Third Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.