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UN, multilateralism best for global problems: Scholars

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

Uppsala, Sweden   /   Thu, December 4 2008   /  10:52 am

Multilateral approaches and a strengthening of the 63-year-old United Nations would be the best ways to address the challenges of the 21st century, leading Swedish scholars say. "We don't have any other option under the present circumstances except to strengthening the UN through reforms," Peter Wallensteen, a Dog Hammarskjold professor of peace and conflict research at Sweden's Uppsala University, said. Wallensteen spoke on The Role of the UN and Regional Organizations in Peace-building at a top level seminar on Peace and Security held in the Swedish town of Uppsala on Tuesday. The seminar, attended by 25 participants from 11 countries, was organized by the Uppsala University's Department of Peace and Conflict Research in collaboration with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The seminar has gained a great deal of attention...