Action to Prevent War: Summary of the UN elements of the Global Action Plan
|Global Action to Prevent War - UN related programs|
Strengthening the UN's Early Warning and Conflict Prevention Capabilities
a) Mediation Corps: Establish a professional mediation corps in the UN and in each of the regional security organizations trained in conflict prevention and resolution to assist the Secretary General, the Special Representatives of the SG and envoys sent into the field, and the Security Council in taking a more pro-active conflict prevention role.
b) Conflict Prevention Committee: Establish an additional Committee of the General Assembly - a Conflict Prevention Committee - to assess early warning information and tension zones, to inform, supplement and react to the work of the Security Council.
c) Clarity on Humanitarian Intervention: Member states should agree to a standard for "humanitarian intervention" including a wide spectrum of measures that can be used to address gross violations of human rights on the understanding that the Security Council has the only mandate to authorize use of force.
d) Dialogue, Consultation and Cooperation with NGOs: Institutionalize a point of entry for maximum use of NGO expertise, early warning information and presence in areas of conflict.
e) Fulfilling Charter Obligations: UN member states should fulfill their obligations under Articles 43, 45 and 47 in the pursuit of the collective international security system envisioned by the founders, making available the required equipment, forces and advice for timely response to tension and conflict, including the use of targeted sanctions.
f) Authorize SG for up to 30 days: The Secretary General should
be authorized to deploy, for up to 30 days, military or police forces of limited size for
New measures for Peace Support Operations
g) Rapid Response: Establish a standing UN rapid response peacekeeping force of 10,000 individually recruited persons and a $500 million contingency fund to enable rapid deployment. Establish rapid response brigades also in the regional organizations.
h) Civilian Police Force: Establish a standing force of 2,000 -
5,000 volunteer civilian police officers trained in preventative peacekeeping, disaster
relief and humanitarian aid missions to carry out pre-conflict and post-conflict
Building Commitment to the Rule of Law and the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts
i) ICJ: Promote the International Court of Justice dispute settlement role.
j) ICC: Promote the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
k) ICPT: Promote the entry into force of the UNGA Convention on
International Cooperation to Prevent Terrorism.
Working Against Arms Races and Offensive Military Strategies that Breed Mistrust and War
l) Freeze on forces and production: Establish a coordinating
committee to oversee the implementation of a worldwide freeze on armed forces and a 25%
cut in production and trade of major weapons and small arms. The committee would oversee
the banning of arms sales to private groups or nations with bad human rights records.
n) Abstain from using the veto: The P5 should voluntarily
and informally agree to suspend or severely restrict their use of the veto.