Story: Multilateral organisations

No mandate, no troops: Iraq, 2002

The importance of process in multilateral action is spelt out by New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark in 2002. Arguing that the United Nations diplomatic and weapons inspection system should be allowed to run its course in Iraq, she explained that the UN would not mandate military action while an inspection process was under way – and that New Zealand would not consider sending troops without a UN mandate.

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Rod Alley, 'Multilateral organisations - War and conflict', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/33820/no-mandate-no-troops-iraq-2002 (accessed 9 April 2020)

Story by Rod Alley, published 20 Jun 2012