The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Security: A Challenge to Be Met

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5
Building Peace

Preventive diplomacy is generally seen--as it has been in Chapter 2--as action to be taken in response to a critical situation that threatens to lead to conflict. The prevention of conflict, however, has a larger dimension. Over the long term, the surest way to prevent conflict is to eliminate its root causes. Conditions of life must be achieved that will permit peoples to live in harmony with each other under democratic governance that in itself will serve as a deterrent to war.1 The term "peace-building" has come into use to describe what needs to be done to bring about these conditions, or, at least, to make progress toward this goal. Peace-building can be seen as the macro approach to the prevention of war. It can too easily be dismissed as overly idealistic and vague, as beyond the human capacity and certainly beyond that of existing multilateral organizations.

The danger of conflict is apparent, often intrastate in nature, that results from social and economic causes and of humanitarian disasters that in their consequences can be equated with war. With the end of the Cold War more resources and greater attention should, in principle, be available to alleviate these problems than has been the case since the United Nations was founded. It can be argued that the disappearance of the rivalry between the United States and the USSR will result in less rather than more attention being paid to the needs of the poorer countries since they are no longer competing for strategic advantage in Third World countries, and, further,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • 1 - Old Principles, New Realities 1
  • Notes 9
  • 2 - Preventing Conflict 11
  • Notes 24
  • 3 - Military Force in the Service of Peace: Peacekeeping in Intrastate Conflict 25
  • Notes 45
  • 4 - Repelling Aggression and Enforcing Peace 47
  • Notes 67
  • 5 - Building Peace 71
  • Notes 85
  • 6 - Enhancing Nuclear Security in a Multipolar World 87
  • Notes 92
  • 7 - The Potential of Regional Organizations 93
  • Notes 111
  • 8 - The Secretary-General as Chief Administrative Officer of a United Nations Under Challenge 113
  • Notes 131
  • 9 - The Challenge for Governments and Peoples 133
  • Notes 139
  • Selected Bibliography 141
  • Index 143
  • About the Author 147
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