Panel Recommends UN Reforms to and Expansion of Peacekeeping Department

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Sunday, October 1, 2000
Sashi Selvendran and Bruce Zagaris
On August 23, 2000 an international expert panel submitted a report to Secretary-General Kofi Annan urging the United Nations (UN) to strengthen and upgrade peacekeeping operations through the growth of personnel, administration, and information technology supplemented by additional resources and a revitalized commitment on the part of member nations. The primary goal of the overhaul is to improve the strategy and increase the speed and efficiency of peacekeeping missions, which in the past decade have been plagued with various complications leading many Member States to question the effectiveness of the program. The recommendations made by the Panel reflect a conscious effort to follow the premise of the Charter of the United Nations to uphold international peace and security...[more]