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What Crisis at the United Nations?

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The quotation from the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) speaks of a need to reassess the role of the UN in the contemporary international system and to look for radical reform. Intervention in Iraq by coalition forces in the 2003 was far from an isolated instance of intervention in the post-Cold War period. Within Australia the advice provided in favour of the legality of intervention was that existing resolutions of the UN Security Council provided the authority for the use of force directed towards disarming Iraq of weapons of mass destruction and restoring international peace and security to the area. The UN Charter itself hints at what is necessary if further change is to be undertaken. It is 'we the people' who must push for the continued modernisation and relevance of the organisation.

Keywords: international relations; post-Cold War period; UN Charter; UN Security Council; United Nations (UN)



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