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Author Australia. Parliament. Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade.

Title Australia's role in United Nations reform / Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Published Canberra : Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 2001


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 MELB  KC 405 A82 Aus/Ari 2001  AVAILABLE
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Description xxx, 308 pages ; 25 cm
Series Parliamentary paper ; no. 115/2001
Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 2001, no. 115
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 -- 11. Australia and the United Nations
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
Analysis International cooperation
Organisational change
UN peacekeeping operations
Human rights
Financial management
Government expenditure
Elections, Overseas
United Nations
International aid
Australian military assistance
International Criminal Court
Australia overseas comparisons
Federal issue
International relations
Transition arrangements (Government)
international relations
Notes "June 2001" -- T.p
Chair: Sen. A. B. Ferguson and Sen. D.J. MacGibbon
Cat. No. 01114130
Also published as a Parliamentary paper
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Commonwealth of Australia 2001
Subject International Criminal Court.
United Nations.
United Nations -- Australia.
International police.
Peacekeeping forces.
Human rights.
Author MacGibbon, David (David John)
Ferguson, A. B. (Alan Baird), 1943-
ISBN 0642366446 paperback