World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


National Institutions Crucial to Peacebuilding

Annan to Parliamentarians: National Institutions Crucial to Peacebuilding

New York, Nov 13 2006 4:00PM

National law-making bodies and other institutions are crucial to preventing war and building peace, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in a message to mark the opening of the yearly gathering of parliamentarians at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

“Country ownership of peace-building is essential, meaning that the role of national institutions such as parliaments is crucial to success,” he said in a statement delivered by Deputy Secretary Mark Malloch-Brown to the 2006 Parliamentary Hearings organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Pointing to the recent General Assembly resolution on cooperation between the UN and the IPU, pledged the world body’s commitment to strengthening partnership in peacebuilding.

According to the IPU, the Parliamentary Hearings, organized every year during the fall session of the General Assembly, are an opportunity for members of parliaments around the world to exchange views with UN officials, national representatives and scholars.

This year’s meeting, which runs through tomorrow, will discuss the 2006 Secretary-General’s Report on Conflict Prevention, the new UN Peacebuilding Commission, anti-corruption efforts and coordination between parliamentarians and the UN, 1the IPU said.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC