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Kofi Annan to Address UN Reform, October 17

On Monday, Oct. 17, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be the keynote speaker at a day-long conference to examine whether reform efforts discussed at last month's UN General Assembly meeting are being implemented, as well as obstacles and opportunities for future reform.

Report of the Task Force on the United Nations: American Interests and UN Reform developed by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) at the request of Congress will be discussed. The 154-page report is posted at http://www.usip.org/un/report/index.html

Hosted by USIP and Columbia's Center for International Conflict Resolution at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the conference will be chaired by Senator Mitchell, a senior research scholar at SIPA. It will take stock of UN reform efforts with task force members, UN leaders and scholars examining the achievements, obstacles and opportunities.

The conference will be held in Low Library Rotunda from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Reservations are required and can be made at cicr_conference@columbia.edu

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 17, 2005

Morning Panel: 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

United Nations Reform: Reflecting on Successes and Obstacle: Lee Feinstein, Council on Foreign Relations; Ed Luck, Columbia University; Tod Lindberg, Hoover Institution

Keynote by Kofi Annan: 11:30 A.M. to Noon

Afternoon Panel: 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Opportunities for Achieving Real Reform at the United Nations: Mark Malloch-Brown, Chief of Staff to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Ann-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University; Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute

Published: Oct 13, 2005
Last modified: Oct 14, 2005

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