Role of the U.N. in Persian Gulf Security

The panelists discussed the United Nations actions leading up to and through the Persian Gulf war. The allied forces actions were said to rest on the Security… read more

The panelists discussed the United Nations actions leading up to and through the Persian Gulf war. The allied forces actions were said to rest on the Security Council’s 12 key resolutions. But now that the war is over, the panelists said the role of the United Nations is more unclear as they oversee the transition from war to peace. On 3 April, the Security Council adopted the “Cease Fire Resolution” to which Iraq reluctantly agreed. They discussed the recent Security Council authorization for a 1400 member observer force, the UN-Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM). The UN forces are to replace the allied forces currently patrolling the borders. Other issues of discussion included the verification and removal weapons, the determination of war crimes, economic redevelopment of the region, the fund for compensation of environmental damages, humanitarian assistance, establishing a “safe haven” territory for the Kurds, the return of Kuwaiti property, and a review of the sanctions agai close

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  • Jack Corbett President United Nations Association of the U.S.A.->Capitol Area
  • Tom Farer Professor American University->International Services
  • Allan Gerson Distinguished Professor George Mason University->International Law and Transactions
  • Donald McHenry Ambassador (Former) United States->United Nations
  • John Norton Moore Professor University of Virginia->School of Law
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Role of the U.N. in Persian Gulf Security

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Program ID:
17533-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 12, 1991 | 9:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 15, 1991 | 8:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Apr 12, 1991 | 9:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 1991 | 3:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 14, 1991 | 3:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 14, 1991 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 1991 | 8:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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