The EU, the US and the Reform of the United Nations Charter: Challenges and Perspectives
The Academy of European Law, together with the Rome-based Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), the European Commission (Rome Office) and UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), held an international conference on 'The EU, the US and the Reform of the United Nations Charter: Challenges and Perspectives', on 21-22 October 2005.
The conference explored the many controversial aspects of the UN reform focusing particularly on the results of the UN Summit held in New York on 14-16 September and studying possible follow-up measures.
Reform of the UN is a European and a transatlantic issue. While European countries are divided over reform of the UN Security Council, they remain united on other aspects of UN policies, such as sanctions, WMD and the environment.
At the same time, however, sanctions and nuclear proliferation are issues that divide Europe and the US, and they thus belong to the transatlantic aspect of the question.
The conference brought together experts, scholars, practitioners and officials. See the Final Report