Axiom of Peace Topology as a United Nations Stratagem to Human Security and Conflict Prevention


Dr. Gerald Liguyani Majany


Peace topologies in the context of this paper assuage the peripheral peace keeping taxonomies elucidated by the United Nations and its encumbering organs. The role of peacekeeping is held by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations as "a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the United Nations to assist countries torn by conflict and in furtherance of sustainable peace. Brahimi (2002) Peace keepers address the affected Nations as the main actor under the realist lens theory though UN peace operations should be seen as part of a broader theoretical framework based on the novel concept of collective human security. The concept has developed as an integral part of sustainable peace and security, most notably from The Agenda for Peace. This paper espouses upon the aforesaid vision being integral to the idealist faith in the thrust for human emancipation. The concept of collective human security embedded in recent UN thinking differs from National security where the former focuses on the individual, as opposed to the latter whose emphasis is placed on the state, as the referent point for security. At the same time, the UN vision for human security viewed in collective terms not only stresses the need to meet basic human needs and to promote distributive justice and political participation but also points out that human security as a universal collective action. Collective human security has challenged the traditional concept of national security, but the UN must rethink more seriously on overcoming the existing hurdles such as internationalization of insecurity through state centrism, state sponsored terrorism, bad governance and the abysses of socio- political, economic and environmental and techno-cultural concerns.