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Diplomacy

  1. 1. Diplomacy: International relations<br />DONE BY:<br />Jia Yi(2) <br />Serene(11)<br />Valerie(17)<br />
  2. 2. Singapore’s Participation: UN<br />UN, the United Nations was founded after WWII to preserve world peace<br />In 1965, Singapore was admitted as the 117th UN member on 21 September.<br />
  3. 3. UN Law of the Sea Conference<br />Singapore played an important role in the UN law of the Sea Conference. <br />Prof Tommy Koh, Singapore’s former representative to the UN, was the president of the Third UN conference in the Law of the Sea from 1980 to 1982.<br />Helps to decide on the territorial rights of a country over its waters<br />
  4. 4. Security Council<br />Singapore was elected by the UN General Assembly to serve as a non-permanent Security Council member for two years from 2001 to 2002.<br />Role is to maintain international peace and security.<br />Singapore served as the President of the Council during its term of office.<br />
  5. 5. UN peacekeeping operations<br />Singapore has been involved in UN’s peacekeeping efforts since 1989.<br />By 2005, Singapore as involved in 13 operations in 11 different countries and contributed approximately 1500 personnel for these UN Missions.<br />
  6. 6. Benefits of international relations to Singapore<br />Building international relations with other countries helped Singapore to be able to depend on other countries in times of need. As Singapore is a small country, hence, it is important that we maintain close ties with countries that are able to help should we be threatened or attacked by other countries. <br />Building international relations with other countries have also let Singapore enjoy better trade benefits, which can make up for our inherent lack of resources.<br />
  7. 7. Benefits:<br />The UN membership allowed Singapore to gain recognition as a sovereign state<br />the UN helped Singapore by sending experts to advise and help in the economic and social development of the country. <br />An economic expert, Dr Albert Winsemius from the UN helped Singapore in its industrial planning and development from the period of its independence in the late 1970s.<br />Joining the UN also enables Singapore to monitor world trends and collect valuable information.<br />
  8. 8. Why is it more beneficial?<br /> UN membership is the most important for Singapore as it means that Singapore is not under the rule or control of any country. <br />Or else, Singapore may be attacked by any foreign power or even regional neighbours; especially as she is so small and vulnerable.<br />
  9. 9. Bilateral relations only beneficial to Singapore and the country concerned and hence is less important<br />Though regional relations like ASEAN has ensured peace in the SE Asian region, it would not ensure that the other countries outside the region are in good ties with Singapore.<br />

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