United Nations Reform

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 18th April 2006.

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Photo of Roberta Blackman-Woods Roberta Blackman-Woods Labour, City of Durham 9:30 am, 18th April 2006

I absolutely agree. The group concluded that the duty to protect was an important step forward for the UN. It is important that there is continued discussion about how best to intervene and that there is dialogue with some of the countries that are affected so that we can find a way forward.

I shall not dwell too much on mandate review. It is a bureaucratic task, but we came to see it as increasingly essential in terms of reform. The remit is that all mandates that are older than five years should be reviewed.