Eleven nations belonging to the Security Council of the United Nations met in a special closed session at the United Nations yesterday (Wednesday) as part of the events marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the world organisation.
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Background: Eleven nations belonging to the Security Council of the United Nations met in a special closed session at the United Nations yesterday (Wednesday) as part of the events marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the world organisation.
All the 'Big Four' nations -- France, Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States -- were represented by their Foreign Ministers.
The British Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas Home, presented a plan to the council members in which he urged the Security Council to revive its role as an international peacemaking body. Sir Alec said the Security Council had become divided by ideological disputes, and was often a vehicle for propaganda on behalf of national block interests.
Sir Alec presented a four-point scheme to revive the original role conceived for the Council. Nations calling the body into session should have prepared positive and workable proposals; the United Nations should equip itself with the physical means of keeping the peace; the Council should use its powers to investigated disputes; and, finally, working committees in various parts of the world should report to the Council on situations that threaten world peace.
Before the closed discussions began, Sir Alec spoke informally with his Soviet and American colleagues, Mr Gromyko and Mr Rogers.