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