Date(s) - 27/10/2021
Dr Ignasi Torrent will give a presentation to UNA Warwick on 27 October based on the title of his very recently published book – Entagled Peace. Ignasi will unfold an exploratory journey intended to scrutinize the suitability of entanglements and relations as a mode of thinking and seeing peacebuilding events. Through a reflection upon the UN’s limited results in the endeavours towards securing lasting peace in war-torn scenarios.
During our debate the wider question of the role of the UN and especially the role of the Security Council will be discussed.
What if the Security Council was not blocked from acting (i.e. the use of the Veto) when faced with atrocity crimes and hinder UN Peacebuilding and Peacemaking capabilities? Has the use of the Veto by the P5 damaged the credibility of the UN? Should the UN Secretary-General be more transparent and vocal on international issues and challenge the role of the P5 when they fail to act?
Some fifteen years ago the UN had established a Peacebuilding Commission that supports peace efforts in conflict affected countries. What has become of it? What is peacebuilding and peacemaking – its definition and how does the UN achieve it? I think these are the questions and answers which we all would be interested to know.
Dr Ignasi Torrent is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Researcher at the Critical Humanities and International Politics Research Group and School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, London.