Keywords: ebor lectures, university, york st john university, global security, united nations, natalie samarasinghe, lyse doucet, bob stewart, nigel biggar, olav fykse tveit, myriam francois-cerrah
Description: Ebor Lectures 2015 - 16 take place at York St John University and York Minster. Global Security & United Nations 70 Years On
The year 2015 celebrates 70 years since the founding of the United Nations on 24 October 1945, with 51 member states. The UN has made vital contributions to the life of humanity especially in the areas of international peace-keeping, environmental protection, health care, human rights, gender equality and economic and social development. Today its membership has risen to 193 states. Among the various organisations within the UN, the Security Council is the most controversial both because of its composition and also because of the complexity of the international conflicts and security issues it deals with. The 2015-16 series of Ebor lectures, Global Security and the United Nations. aims to examine the contributions of the United Nations to global security and its shortcomings; to discuss the contemporary issues of global security from political, socio-cultural, economic and religious perspectives; and to explore ways and means for local communities to get involved in promoting and maintaining peace and justice.