Special Session on Peace
“Looking at More than Just a Piece of the Problem”
From 22 to 23 November 2004, delegates to the General Assembly 1 will participate in an important international conference on peace, the Special Session of the MUN General Assembly on Peace, at which the nations of the world have committed themselves to the purpose of improving the prospect of international peace. This special session is a landmark, as it is the first such session devoted exclusively to peace.
This Special Session is dedicated to a series of goals to move the world forward in its pursuit of peace:
Delegates will examine the achievements and constraints of decisions made in the last decade. They will also identify lessons learned which serve to inform world leaders as they plan future peacekeeping efforts.
Delegates will explore the long-standing challenges to maintaining peace, as well as the issues emerging in this ever-changing world. They will be asked to identify solutions to the problems facing warring countries and to commit the essential human and economic resources that will be called for.
Recent Security Council Peacekeeping Efforts
24 September 2004 The Security Council passed a resolution to further extend the
presence of the International Security Assistance Force in
Afghanistan for another year.
17 August 2004 The Security Council passed a resolution reaffirming a 1992
resolution that established an embargo on all delivery of weapons
and military equipment to Somalia. The resolution also reiterated
the Council’s support for the Somali National Reconciliation
Process and the ongoing Somali National Reconciliation
12 August 2004 The Security Council reaffirmed that the UN should play a leading
role in assisting the Iraqi people and government in the formation
of institutions for representative government through the United
Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
29 July 2004 The Security Council expressed concern over the on-going
tensions and the continuation of hostilities in the Eastern part of
the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and extended the mandate
of MONUC (the United Nations Organization’s Mission in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo) until 1 October 2004.
30 April 2004 The Security Council established the United Nations Stabilization
Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) consisting of a civilian and
military component to secure and stabilize the environment for
political process and protection of human rights. The Council also
requested that the Secretary-General appoint a Special
Representative in Haiti with overall authority for coordination and
conduct of all the activities of the UN agencies, funds, and
programs in Haiti.
30 January 2004 The Security Council passed a resolution reaffirming previous
resolutions regarding threats to international peace and security
caused by terrorist acts. The resolution condemned the Taliban
and Al-Qaida organizations and attempted to improve upon
previous efforts to decrease their terrorist power.
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