Maintaining global security

Offering adequate international security
Providing sufficient international security
Providing international security
Focusing on institutional security
Emphasizing institutional security

The UN Charter, Articles 43 and 45, state that the Security Council can call on stand-by international military or police forces and deploy them swiftly in order to reduce or prevent conflicts from breaking out and/or continuing. Initial discussion on the eventual implementation of these provisions has commenced, though a number of governments are expressing their reservations in joining the scheme. Article 52 of the UN Charter calls for a stronger role and involvement of regional organizations during events requiring the resolution of conflicts and peacekeeping. This policy is increasingly being advocated in order to create a global bilateral international-regional security system, that may share the burden of, and tackle more effectively international conflict resolution. It has been argued that international cooperation in peacekeeping and conflict resolution at the global level should be maintained above regionalism, in order to avoid fragmentation into regional spheres of influence that may prove counter-productive to global cooperation.

The world's foremost regional (Europe) and interregional security structure (Europe and North America) is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and its Partnership for Peace arrangement for the European continent. Regional security structures in Europe are further provided by by the European Union, the West European Union, and the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). In other continents, regional security structures and their implications for regional peacekeeping and conflict resolution are less-evolved or non-existent, with the latter being the case in Asia and the Pacific. In Africa, the Organization for African Unity (OAU) is developing. Up to now, the Organization of American States has been ineffective with important issues.


If we want to have real security, people have to be secure, not only states.


Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal