A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility--Report of by United Nations

By United Nations

This day, greater than ever prior to, a danger to 1 is a hazard to all. Threats to overseas peace and defense move some distance past aggression through States and comprise poverty, lethal infectious disorder, environmental degradation, civil warfare, guns of mass destruction, terrorism and transnational prepared crime. This record by way of sixteen of the world’s so much skilled leaders, commissioned via the United international locations Secretary-General, places ahead a daring new imaginative and prescient of collective protection that stresses the necessity for potent, equitable motion in combating and responding to all significant threats to overseas peace and protection.

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3. Preventive diplomacy and mediation 100. United Nations efforts to prevent outbreaks of internal violence have met with less success than its efforts to prevent inter-State wars, and they are often inhibited by the reluctance of Member States to see their domestic affairs internationalized. But more effort could and should be made in this area, particularly through the appointment of skilled, experienced and regionally knowledgeable envoys, mediators and special representatives, who can make as important a contribution to conflict prevention as they do to conflict resolution.

But more effort could and should be made in this area, particularly through the appointment of skilled, experienced and regionally knowledgeable envoys, mediators and special representatives, who can make as important a contribution to conflict prevention as they do to conflict resolution. 101. In making such appointments, the Secretary-General should place high-level competence above all other criteria and do more to nurture internal and exter- 37 A more secure world: Our shared responsibility nal expertise in this respect.

The Programme of Action makes innovative use of regional bodies, such as the Nairobi Secretariat, which, inter alia, monitors the implementation of the Nairobi Protocol for the Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa, to report, monitor and verify State compliance. It should be considered a start rather than an end-point for United Nations efforts. Member States should expedite and conclude negotiations on legally binding agreements on the marking and tracing, as well as the brokering and transfer, of small arms and light weapons.

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