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Tuesday, December 20, 2005



New UN Body Created To Aid After Conflicts


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(Reuters) The U.N. General Assembly and the Security Council voted on Tuesday to create a peacebuilding commission designed to stop renewed warfare by helping countries develop once the fighting stops. [...]

Assembly President Jan Eliasson called the vote "historic" and "our best chance to reverse the trend, which in recent years, has seen around half the countries end their fighting only to lapse back into conflict within five years."

Although several issues such as the human rights commission (which desperately needs reform) and the two year budget need to be ironed out, it appears as if the United Nations may be heading down the road towards relevancy. Too often the United Nations is sent in a hostile region, only later to be asked to leave (ironically by the warring factions) and idly sit by while greater powers than they slug it out amongst each other.

This exact scenario is about to be repeated between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and hopefully the international body can intervene lest bloodshed ensues once again.

(Reuters) Compared to other U.N. coordination bodies, the commission seeks to direct governmental bilateral aid as well as that from the United Nations and financial institutions.

For example, Danish Ambassador Ellen Margrethe Loj, a negotiator of the resolution, said aid was too often distributed in a haphazard manner.

"It doesn't help only to train the policemen if you are not simultaneously ensuring that they have a prison to put the criminals in and a judiciary to try them," she said.

Although the United Nations may be unable to prevent current conflicts, they may be able to prevent future ones. If they are able to reduce the number of conflicts worldwide, America may grant them a wider role in nation building as the United States is already spread thin rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan. Only time will tell whether this new body can handle its rough assignment, but if successful this institution may restore faith back into the UN, at least with the American people.



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