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Silvia Salvatici

intergovernmental agencies. In 1970, the UN declared a second Decade of Development (the first had been inaugurated in 1961) and the increasingly central role of Third World countries within the General Assembly significantly influenced the definition of its new aims. Over the decade, however, emergency relief once again imposed itself as a priority for humanitarian operations. Notes 1 Harry S. Truman, ‘Inaugural Address’, 20 January 1949, at (accessed November 2018).   2 Cited

in A history of humanitarianism, 1755–1989
The irresistible force of European imperatives?
Paul Kennedy

and security policy procedures would not prejudice the specific defence and security policies of individual member states. EU security policy would also have to take account of policy established by NATO and in 1992, the WEU confirmed NATO’s responsibility for collective self-­defence and formally decided to confine its operations to peacemaking and peacekeeping, crisis management and protection for humanitarian operations (Petersberg tasks) (European Commission, 1996: 6). The PSOE’s hopes for the WEU had been more ambitious, as the party viewed it as being a body

in The Spanish Socialist Party and the modernisation of Spain