Date(s) - 26/06/2020
19:00 - 21:00
On 26 June 2020, the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter, UNA Coventry will be organising an online debate to discuss the motion:
This house believes that the UN system will not survive unless it is radically reformed
The United Nations was formed in 1945 to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind”.
But since then there have been hundreds of wars, on average a new one starting every four months. Something, therefore, is not right.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has made proposals to reform the United Nations since the beginning of his term in January 2017.
It has made changes in the areas of development, management and peace and security, but fundamental issues remain.
As Guterres says “With the structural aspects of the reforms now well consolidated, it is imperative to keep the foot in the pedal to achieve the cultural change we need for greater collaboration across pillars and tangible results for people on the ground.
So which pedals need pressing and is the UN really at risk of falling apart, pulled by the forces of nationalism and populism, or will it continue to function even without profound reform?
Take part in this online event, organised by the United Nations Association Coventry Branch, by following this link on the day:
If you wish to speak for or against the motion, please let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Policy Reform: https://www.globalpolicy.org/un-reform.html
UN Website: https://reform.un.org/
OurWorld article on United Nations Security Council Reform: https://ourworld.unu.edu/en/united-nations-security-council-reform
European Parliamentary Research Service Briefing: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2019/635517/EPRS_BRI(2019)635517_EN.pdf
Links to information about UN Reform https://www.globalpolicy.org/un-reform/links-and-resources-on-un-reform.html