The UN Security Council: can Australia make it work better?
Australia is standing for election to the UN Security Council this year. It was last a member of the Security Council in 1986.
Since then the world has changed dramatically. We have seen the end of the Cold war and a whole new peace and security environment. But the Security Council has been slow to adapt to these new realities. There have been significant failures - not least the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia . The Security Council has also struggled to manage prolonged conflict in Somalia and Darfur and many other places. An important question for Australians, therefore, in the lead up to membership on the Council, is how Australia will respond to these policy challenges. What are the problems and what options may exist over the next two years?
Guest Speaker: Colin Keating
Founding Executive Director of Security Council Report in New York, Senior Research Fellow at Columbia University, Former New Zealand Ambassador to the UN, and Security Council President.
When: Tuesday 17th July, 2012
Venue: Hunter Room - Newcastle City Hall
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm start
This lecture is brought to you by The Centre for Institutional and Organisation Studies, in association with the Faculty of Business and Law.