TITLE

CAN THE UNITED NATIONS ENFORCE PEACE?

AUTHOR(S)
Munro, Sir Leslie
PUB. DATE
January 1960
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1960, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p209
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the need for establishing an effective United Nations force readily available in case of an emergency. Since the establishment of the United Nations there have been crisis after crisis in which an international force could have played a salutary part. The United Nations intervened in Korea but the United Nations character of that action was as much symbolic as it was real. Intervention during the Suez crisis was of an ad hoc character but has produced invaluable lessons for the future. A permanent mechanism must be created by which units of the armed forces of member countries could be endowed with the authority of the United Nations and made available at short notice for supervisory police duties. If the United Nations fails to do this, it is in danger of failing to fulfill its basic purpose of preserving the peace. The purpose of the article is to urge that in a troubled and divided world, an effective United Nations force is required that is readily available in case of an emergency.
ACCESSION #
14719862

 

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