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Rapid Response Peace Keeping UN Army.

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posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 10:04 PM
Secretary General Kofi Annan, has called for a new proposal, different from other proposals made in the past on a UN peacekeeping Army, for the creation of a rapid-response peacekeeping force. A UN army which will not be accountable to any nation or state in particular, but would remain under the command of the UN. Some proponents of this latest proposal are asking to give more powers to the Secretary General, by giving him the authority to deploy the Army without the consent of the Security Council or the General Assembly.
Among his recommendations for future UN reforms, Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for the creation of a rapid-response peacekeeping force. Now various organizations including Global Action to Prevent War, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and the World Federalist Movement have collaborated on a detailed proposal for a UN rapid deployment force called the UN Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS). They envision a standing UN army that could "take action to prevent war and dire threats to human security and human rights" within a period of 48 hours.

Unlike previous proposals for a UN army, this latest proposal calls for troops that would not be accountable to any individual nation or state, but would remain completely under the auspices of the United Nations. Furthermore, some proponents of the plan would like to greatly increase the powers of the Secretary General by granting him the ability to deploy the force without first seeking the approval of the Security Council or the General Assembly. If successfully implemented, the proposal would greatly increase the power of the United Nations.

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A rapid response peacekeeping army which might be, if some propositions of the plan are accepted, commanded by one man, the Secretary General....

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posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 10:14 PM
I whole-heartedly support this action 100%. If it passes it could remove the obstacles which have led to utter failures such as the genocide in Rwanda, to the recent human rights violations in Sudan, as well as a constant presence in Gaza/West Bank to remove terrorists by international force.

Your fears of an army under the control of one man can be alleviated by the fact that every nations military answers to its Commander in Chief, president, prime minister, king/queen etc..

The Secretary General of the UN is not a genocidal maniac, and obviously any attempt to overthrow a sovereign nation with this can simply be averted by the host nations calling back their enrolled troops...

This may very well be the best thing to happen to the UN once or if it is done.

posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 10:18 PM
While your source may be a little bit off the wall, I will not retract my first post. Fact is the reason many UN peacekeepers remain without accountability is because the UN itself cannot chastize the peacekeepers, they are technically under the jurisdiction of the UN-member nation they serve. Kofi will not even be secretary general for much longer anyways so if it is anything personal against him, let it be put to rest.

posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 07:55 AM
I did not have to read any further on your link than the 2nd paragraph...

imho, there's no way any present/future SecretaryGeneral will be given the sole authority to by-pass the GeneralAssembly & Security Council.

this rapid deploy under the SG & U.N. PeaceKeepers is dead-in-committee

however, the US along with Bolton, are set on getting control of the
newly created (June 2006) and still developing UN PeaceBuilding Committee
~that UN site has interesting info about how the UNPBC will be administered,
and it's mission goals~
?which may well include such a RapidDeployPeaceForces as the
article envisions (thru their rose-colored glasses).

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