Recent Initiatives by the Secretary-General and the UN System in Strengthening Conflict Prevention Activities

Recent Initiatives by the Secretary-General and the UN System in Strengthening Conflict... 39 Recent Initiatives by the Secretary-General and the UN System in Strengthening Conflict Prevention Activities TAPIO KANNINEN Department of Political Affairs, United Nations In his report on UN reform, which was submitted to the General Assembly in July 1997, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed that ‘ greater emphasis should be placed on timely and adequate preventive action. The UN of the 21 st century must increasingly become a focus of preventive measures ’. My objective here is to describe how the Secretariat as well as the UN system as a whole have responded to this formidable challenge which is increasingly receiving more and more serious attention at all UN decision-making levels. Although several departments within the UN Secretariat currently have responsibilities for early warning, the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) has ‘primary responsibility’ for preventive action. This includes a mandate ‘to iden- tify potential or actual conflicts in whose resolution the UN could play a useful role’. The four geographical divisions within DPA are each charged with identi- fying ‘potential crisis areas and providing early warning to the Secretary- General on developments and situations affecting peace and security’. To this end, desk officers from the divisions develop country profiles http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal on Minority and Group Rights Brill

Recent Initiatives by the Secretary-General and the UN System in Strengthening Conflict Prevention Activities

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Brill
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© 2001 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1385-4879
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1571-8115
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10.1163/15718110120908312
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39 Recent Initiatives by the Secretary-General and the UN System in Strengthening Conflict Prevention Activities TAPIO KANNINEN Department of Political Affairs, United Nations In his report on UN reform, which was submitted to the General Assembly in July 1997, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed that ‘ greater emphasis should be placed on timely and adequate preventive action. The UN of the 21 st century must increasingly become a focus of preventive measures ’. My objective here is to describe how the Secretariat as well as the UN system as a whole have responded to this formidable challenge which is increasingly receiving more and more serious attention at all UN decision-making levels. Although several departments within the UN Secretariat currently have responsibilities for early warning, the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) has ‘primary responsibility’ for preventive action. This includes a mandate ‘to iden- tify potential or actual conflicts in whose resolution the UN could play a useful role’. The four geographical divisions within DPA are each charged with identi- fying ‘potential crisis areas and providing early warning to the Secretary- General on developments and situations affecting peace and security’. To this end, desk officers from the divisions develop country profiles

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International Journal on Minority and Group RightsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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