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Australia's role in United Nations reform / Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Bib ID 2530189
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Australia. Parliament. Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
 
Online Versions
Description Canberra : Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 2001 
xxx, 308 pages ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0642366446 (paperback)
Series

Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 2001, no. 115

Summary

The terms of reference for this report are: to inquire into and report on the role of the United Nations and Australia's relationship with the organisation in the post Cold War environment, with particular reference to: The increasing demand for and provision of peacekeeping operations to address internal disputes within states and the subsequent need for humanitarian relief and support for refugees; The role of the United Nations in the period of transition following peacekeeping operations and in the reconstruction of civil societies; The implications of increasing intervention in internal disputes for national sovereignty, as defined under Article 2 of the Charter of the UN; The suitability of developing a standing army for the United Nations; The possible devolution of responsibility for restoring and maintaining peace to regionally based UN operations and coalitions of the willing.

The capacity of the UN to protect human rights as a basic requirement of the Charter, as preventative diplomacy and to address war crimes and crimes of genocide; The viability of the International Criminal Court; The proposals for reform of the structure of the UN, in particular the security Council, the specialised agencies, the supporting bureaucracy and the relationship between the security and humanitarian/human rights arms of the organisation; The funding shortfall; and Australia's role in and response to the United Nations.

The capacity of the UN to protect human rights as a basic requirement of the Charter, as preventative diplomacy and to address war crimes and crimes of genocide; The viability of the International Criminal Court; The proposals for reform of the structure of the UN, in particular the security Council, the specialised agencies, the supporting bureaucracy and the relationship between the security and humanitarian/human rights arms of the organisation; The funding shortfall; and Australia's role in and response to the United Nations.

Full contents
  • 1. The role and purpose of the United Nations
  • 2. The structure of the United nations: facts and figures
  • 3. Peace operations
  • 4. A United Nations standing army
  • 5. The role of the United Nations in reconstruction
  • 6. Prevention action and aid
  • 7. Human rights
  • 8. The International Criminal Court
  • 9. The structural reform of the UN
  • 10. The financial reform of the United Nations
 
Notes

"June 2001" -- T.p.

Chair: Sen. A. B. Ferguson and Sen. D.J. MacGibbon.

Cat. No. 01114130

Also published as a Parliamentary paper.

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available online via the World Wide Web.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1607639894

Subjects United Nations -- Australia.  |  United Nations.  |  International Criminal Court.  |  Peacekeeping forces.  |  Human rights.  |  Law - International law - UN conventions.  |  Law - International law - Human rights.  |  Australia.
Other authors/contributors MacGibbon, David (David John)  |  Ferguson, A. B. (Alan Baird), 1943-
Terms of Use Commonwealth of Australia 2001. 

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