Accession Number : ADA326601

Title :   The United Nations: Enhancing its Early-Warning Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bowers, George E.

PDF Url : ADA326601

Report Date : 01 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The United Nations (UN) cannot effectively monitor regional stability or provide advance notification of impending conflict or crisis. To do this, there must be an early warning mechanism to provide advance notice. For the most part, this involves a capability to acquire, analyze and distribute the type of information which can trigger concurrent activities such as decision making at the political and strategic levels, contingency planning, and the implementation process. The UN's problem is not the absence of information. Rather, it is the absence of an organization to manage the information flow, linking early warning to the other processes crucial to rapid reaction. To be effective, this early warning mechanism must be linked to individuals and organizations capable of acting on such information.

Descriptors :   *DATA ACQUISITION, *UNITED NATIONS, *EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, STABILITY, QUICK REACTION, EMERGENCIES, DECISION MAKING, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE