Dr. Angel Angelov commenced the session by stressing on the significance of regional organizations in conflict resolution. Due to an overstrained UN structure, the global community has gradually tasked regional corporations with dispute resolution and mediation. The preliminary section from Dr Angel Angelov’s Powerpoint presentation summarizes why regional corporations have played such a fringe part in previous encounters. There exists several flaws in regional associations’ dispute deterrence and administration tasks that may restrict their impending roles.
Dr Angel Angelov indicates that in the 1990s, the UN body continues to be overstrained. Therefore, regional organisations should have an instantaneous concern in promotion of peace because of spill-over impacts of warfare. The United Nations and regional groups are gradually undertaking collective duty for intermediation efforts. This clearly takes place in Europe and Africa, for instance the AU, is believed to be engaging in fresh duties. Regional and sub-regional groups undertake a less distinct part in both the Middle East and Asia. Various organizations such as the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) and ASEAN Regional Forum are continuously unwilling to relinquish dominance privileges and undertake an intermediation role.
Dr Angel Angelov indicates that aside from variations, the prevailing universal aspect is that regional organisations are forums of states. This is considered as their primary trait as every one of their fundamental aspects; mandates, standards, policymaking modalities, objectives, strategies, programmes, structures, capacities and culture are derived from their affiliates. Other than as determined by nations affiliated to the body, a regional organisation may have no command on peace and security. Moreover, it may take no actions in dealing with a particular conflict and its leaders and administrators may have no power to involve in peace-making. Dr Angelov believes that organisation’s peace-making efficiency largely relies on whether the members want the corporation to be efficient.