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Club Lunch: Can the UN Security Council Survive a New Cold War?

TALK
Can the UN Security Council Survive
a New Cold War?
 

SPEAKER
Dilip Sinha
Former India Ambassador to the UN in Geneva
Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:00pm* – Address
(* please note new start time)
1:45pm – End
1st Floor
 

There are concerns that the world is witnessing the beginning of a new Cold War. While the U.N. Security Council survived the first Cold War, will it survive a modern equivalent in a globalized world? Mr. Sinha will draw upon his experience to highlight, in his opinion, the incapacitation of the Council by its permanent five members who he will argue have aggressively strengthened their global dominance and protected their spheres of influence. Sinha feels that this has hindered the Council’s ability to maintain international peace and security and tarnished the UN’s credibility.

 

Dilip Sinha was head of India’s UN affairs during its membership of the Security Council (2011-2012). He served as Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, where he was elected Vice President of the UN Human Rights Council and Vice Chairman of the South Centre. Sinha steered India’s response to the crises in Libya and Syria in the Security Council and to Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council. During his diplomatic career, Sinha headed India’s relations with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, and served in the Prime Minister’s Office during the term of P.V. Narasimha Rao. He is the author of Legitimacy of Power – The Permanence of Five in the Security Council.

 

Club Lunch
Speaker: Dilip Sinha
Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:30pm
Dining Room and Verandah
Menu
Parma Ham & Artichoke Heart Salad with Lemon Mayo
Cream of Tomato
Roasted Beef Roulade with Mushroom & Red Wine Gravy
Served with Garlic Sautéed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes and Caramelized Carrot
OR
Fish Roulade with Mustard Cream Sauce
Served with Garlic Sautéed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes and Caramelized Carrot
Marble Cheesecake
Coffee or Tea
Petit Fours
Vegetarian Menu
Artichoke Heart Salad with Lemon Mayo
Cream of Tomato
Indian Vegetable Biryani
Marble Cheesecake
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances

 

Speaker: Dilip Sinha,Former India Ambassador to the UN in Geneva

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