Lt Gen Satish Nambiar appointed to UN panel to study world body

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, United Nations
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  • Updated: Nov 06, 2003 14:25 IST

Lt Gen (retd) Satish Nambiar, who was the first force commander of the UN Protection Force for former Yugoslavia, is among 16 members of a high-level panel appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to identify new global security threats to world peace and security.

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Anand Panyarachun will head the panel. Annan has asked the panel to identify "the major threats and challenges the world faces in the broad field of peace and security, including economic and social issues insofar they relate to peace and security" and make recommendations for the "elements of a collective response."

Announcing the composition in a letter to the United Nations General Assembly, Annan noted that the past year has "shaken the foundations of collective security and undermined confidence" in the possibility of collective responses to our common problems and challenges.


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