Who we are
In 2005, and on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the creation of the Organization of the United Nations, was created, under the coordination of Dr. Antoni Blanc Altemir, a Research Group on the reform of the United Nations, with the main objective of analyzing the main issues raised, from this temporal perspective, by the always unfinished and pending reform of the Organization before the call of the World Summit, in September of that same year, in New York.
Without leaving the question of the reform of the United Nations, a subject to which the group has dedicated itself with relevant scientific results, since 2006, first as a consolidated group recognized by the Governing Council of the Universitat de Lleida, and then as a consolidated group recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (2008 SGR 28), the group is currently dedicated to the analysis of the main challenges and threats to that the two international organizations are currently facing: the United Nations and European Union.
In this sense, we identify as a fundamental challenge the issue of reform, not only of the United Nations, but of the global governance system that includes both the international financial institutions and other bodies that have been created in recent years , in particular the G-20. Other challenges and threats, faced by both organizations and which are the subject of research by the group, are those related to the field of security (fight against international terrorism, peaceful resolution of conflicts, United Nations-EU cooperation in peacekeeping operations, etc.), as well as cooperation (in particular for development and against poverty, millennium and post-2015 goals, environmental cooperation, energy, etc.) as well as human rights (action of both organizations in case of massive and systematic violations of human rights, cooperation in the Human Rights Council and other bodies, etc.).
- Dr. Antoni Blanc Altemir, Professor of Public International Law and International Relations, University of Lleida
- Dr. María Teresa Areces Piñol, State Professor of Ecclesiastical Law, University of Lleida
- Dr. Antonio Colom, Full Professor of Business Management, University of Lleida
- Dr. Pilar Cos Sanchez, Head of University School, University of Lleida
- Dr. Rosa María Florensa Guiu, Associate Professor, University of Lleida
- Dr. Eimys Ortiz Hernández, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Lleida
- Dr. Déborah Presta Novello, University of Lleida
- Dr. Francisco Aldecoa Luzárraga, Professor of International Relations, Complutense University of Madrid
- Dr. Romualdo Bermejo García, Professor of Public International Law, University of León
- Dr. Antonietta Di Blase, Professor of International Law, Università di Roma Tre (Italy)
- Dr. Giuseppe Giliberti, Professor of International Law, University of Urbino (Italy)
- Dr. Cesáreo Gutiérrez Espada, Professor of Public International Law, University of Murcia
- Dr. Alberto Herrero de la Fuente, Professor of Public International Law, University of Valladolid
- Dr. Consuelo Ramón Chornet, Professor of Public International Law, University of Valencia
- Dr. Tulio Scovazzi, Professor of International Law, University of Milano-Biccoca (Italy)
- Dr. Maria José Cervell Hortal, Professor of Public International Law, University of Murcia
- Dr. Gerardo Coppelli, Professor of International Public and Economic Law, Central University (Chile)
- Dr. Mercedes Guinea, Full Professor of International Relations, Complutense University of Madrid
- Dr. María Eugenia López Jacoiste, Full Professor of Public International Law, University of Navarra
- Dr. José Roberto Pérez Salom, Professor of Public International Law, University of Valencia
- Dr. Pilar Pozo Serrano, Full Professor of Public International Law, University of Valencia
- Dr. Bénédicte Real, Professor of International Relations, University Defense Center in Zaragoza
- Dr. Daniel Guevara, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Antofagasta, (Chile)
What we do?
Continuing with the dynamic established during the last years, which has made possible the organization of annual Conferences, with the participation of more than fifty professors and researchers (among the members of the research group and others who are not part of it), these types of activities will be done. Therefore, the scientific exchange is always very enriching and generates very interesting interactions, which sometimes result in the start of new lines of research, in the strengthening of existing ones and in joint scientific publications. This is demonstrated by the fact that the three collective books published by the research group were based on the previous holding of conferences.