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Rethinking Security, UN and the new Threats

ED. Maj Gen. Dipankar Banerjee(Retd.)

About the Book

A High Level Panel was subsequently set-up by the UN Secretary General to examine the critical threats and make recommendations to address these through the United Nations. This book reflects the collective view from South Asia as to the nature of these challenges and how to address them through international action. This is a major contribution to this enormously important debate around the world in our times.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Impact of Socio-Economic Challenges on Regional and Global Security
Sustainable Development and Security
Democratic Governance, Civil Society and Security
Security Through Meeting the Challenges of the Millennium Development Goals
Imperatives of Governance and Development in Security
Report of Impact of Socio-Economic Challenges on Regional and Global Security

SECTION II: Promoting Effective Collective Action to Counter Terrorism
An Agenda for International Collective Action to Counter Terrorism
Report of Promoting Effective Collective Action to Counter Terrorism

SECTION III: Role of Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention in Maintaining Global Peace and Ensuring Human Security
Strengthening UN Role in Peace Keeping Operations
Report of Role of Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention in Maintaining Global Peace and Ensuring Human Security

SECTION IV: Restructuring International Security Mechanisms
Strengthening and Restructuring the United Nations
Reforming the United Nations -- The Case of Security Council
A Review of the Present International Security System
Report of Restructing International Security Mechanisms Including the Organs the United Nations

SECTION V: Statements From NGOs and Civil Society
Energy Security: A Global Concern
Food and Water Security
Engendering Human Security
Small Arms and Light Weapons: Beyond the Programme of Action
Executive Summary From the UN Report" A More Secure World - Our Shared Responsibility"

About the Editors

Dipankar Banerjee is a retired Major General of the Indian Army and an eminent defence, foreign policy, and strategic studies expert based in India. He is presently the Founding Director of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India’s leading independent defence policy, foreign policy and strategic studies think tank based in Indian capital New Delhi. From 1999 to 2002 he was the director of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has held visiting fellowships at the United States Institute of Peace and The Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, DC and has been a consultant to the United Nations on the Conventional Arms Register. He was the UN Consultant on the Conventional Arms Register in 2000 and from 2000-2003 was the member of the International Adivsory committee of the ICRC.

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