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

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The Secretary-General as Chief Administrative Officer of a United Nations Under Challenge

The greatly increased international security activities of the United Nations that began in 1987 and have grown ever since have placed an unprecedented burden on the staff and structure of the organization, beginning inevitably with the Secretary-General. The first Secretary-General described the job as the most difficult in the world. It has become even more demanding as the responsibilities of the United Nations for peacekeeping and peacemaking, for resolving conflict and providing humanitarian assistance, have grown exponentially without equivalent growth (or improvement) in the resources on which the Secretary-General can call. The former U.S. Attorney-General, Dick Thornburgh, in a report submitted to the Secretary-General in March 1993 on relinquishing the post of Under-Secretary-General for Administration and Management in the Secretariat, stated that the United Nations Organization"today truly stands at a crossroads as to whether or not it can effectively adapt to these changing times. . . . The new responsibilities being assumed by the United Nations have raised the stakes and heightened the consequences in terms of human suffering should the United Nations fail to accomplish [its] new goals."1

The position of the Secretary-General is somewhat analogous to that of chief executive officer of a transnational corporation. The principal undertakings of "UN Inc." relate to peace, economic and social development and the various aspects of human security. Its board of directors is composed of

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Table of contents

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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