Past event

Members

Which Way To Go: Necessities and Realities of UN Reform

Chatham House, London

Participants

HE Dr Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia

Overview

The speaker will argue that although the world is nowhere near a new 'San Francisco moment' and conditions for a major overhaul of the UN do not exist, nevertheless in the globalized world, the need for an effective global institution, a reformed UN, is unprecedented. The President will assess where the UN stands today including discussing both recent reforms such as the Human Rights Council and the Peacebuilding Commission and changes that have been proposed but not yet accepted. He will outline what he sees as needing to be done about enlargement of the Security Council and what the implications will be of the emergence of the G20 for the UN system.