NDC Hosts UN Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process

The National Defense College (NDC)

today hosted Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle

East Peace Process, to give lectures on the United Nations (UN) and

the Security Council in the presence of Lt.Gen Ahmed bin Harith al-

Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF). The

lecture comes within the general curriculum of the NDC fifth session.

Maj.Gen Salim bin Musallam Qatan, NDC Commandant

welcomed the guest. In his first lecture themed “The United Nations

and its role in the maintenance of international peace and security,” the

lecturer addressed a range of topics that included the nature of work of

the UN bodies and system, the general principles and rules of the UN

Charter, the UN role in supporting international development and

peace programmes, as s well as challenges facing the UN in tackling

global issues. He also spoke about the reasons why the UN had been

unable to achieve many of the goals in relation to political, security,

economic and technical fields, and forecasting the UN future in light of

the international regime changes.

The second lecture, entitled “The Security Council and its roles

in global peace,” covered several themes, represented in the nature of

work of the Security Council, the powers of the Council, and the extent

of legal force binding on its resolutions, the strengths and weaknesses

of the Security Council as one of the most important instruments of

security, as well as the role of the Security Council in achieving peace

and the challenges it faces in imposing global peace and security.

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

also talked about forecasting the Security Council’s future and its

development in view of the international regime.

Source: Oman News Agency