United Nations Peace keeping—Political and Financial Problems<sup>*</sup>

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI:
United Nations Peace keeping—Political and Financial Problems*

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This chapter discusses the political problems that have arisen with regard to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping, examines the events by which these political differences have led to a financial crisis, and considers the merits of the dispute and various suggestions as to the proper path forward. There are four major areas of political disagreement on the UN peacekeeping role to be defined. The first concerns the long-standing dispute over Article 43 of the UN Charter, which envisaged special agreements to be made between the Security Council and the rest of the UN membership, covering the availability of armed forces, their numbers, type, and location. The second basic constitutional disagreement stems from the celebrated Uniting for Peace Resolution. Two other political issues are the question of the command of UN Forces and the question of their selection and composition. These two issues are explored in this chapter when the pros and cons of the East–West dispute are examined.

Keywords: United Nations; peacekeeping; financial crisis; Article 43; Security Council; armed forces; Uniting for Peace Resolution; political issues; UN Forces; East–West dispute

Chapter.  6426 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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