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This short description of some of the important ideas set forth in the various contributions to the Colloquium is meant to give the reader an idea of the broad spectrum of issues and problems with which the international community is confronted both in continuing to use the present structure and competence of the Security Council and in making reforms. While the General Assembly and other organs of the United Nations and of regional and national institutions are mentioned as useful in the struggle to maintain world peace, it is clear that the Security Council will continue to dominate the work done in the various aspects of this essential activity. Rendering the Security Council more effective in carrying out its tasks requires the continuing exploration of changes in its structure and authority to achieve its goals under the United Nations Charter.