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京都女子大学現代社会研究

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Peace and Development*
Gabor BAKOS

Abstract
Peace and satisfaction can be achieved if nations in the world can proceed towards their tar­
gets, if they can develop.

Hence, development in its broad sense is the key to peace.

The

author gives an insight why ‘‘crisis management’’ should be changed for ‘‘crisis prevention’’ and
how experiences of developed nations could be used for the benefit of less developed nations.
Key words: conflict management, peace, development, United Nations.

1. Introduction (Peace)

tions and regions will better know each other and if
they will come to understand each other’s problems

Although even not so long ago many considered

and conditions, hostility will give its place to mutual

the UN as unable to act resolutely in crisis situa­

understanding and help. In this process a vital ele­

tions and some even wanted to dissolve the UN as a

ment is education.

useless and money­consuming institution, the war in

Peace and education, knowledge are closely inter­

Yugoslavia or the recent war against terrorism

related.

drew again the attention to the important role of

normal human life and activity, without which no

UN in peace activities. Without the active contribu­

progress in social, cultural or economic development

tion of UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan it would

can be achieved. Peace is not a passive state, not a

have been impossible to reach an international coor­

result of refraining from any activity interfering

dination in settling the Afghan war and in preparing

with other people, nations or countries, but it is the

the plans for Afganistan’s reconstruction.

There­

result of actively learning more and more about

fore, today probably the most important role of the

each other and of reaching a helping hand to those

UN is to promote peace in the world for which it

in need. Learning and accruing our knowledge is

must enhance its international coordination activi­

thus the true essence of...

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