| Mr. Neil Buhne, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Bulgaria, delivered a lecture on the best and worst practices in governance and its relations to security on November 10, 2004 at the Rakovski Defense and Staff College. The lecture is part of a series of meetings aimed at sharing experience and ideas between international experts and lecturers and officers at the Defense and Staff College and the Academy of the Ministry of Interior on issues related to good governance and the new security risks.|
Mr. Buhne dwelled on the evolution of the international understanding of the relations between good governance and security. The experience from the last years proves that the international - and internal - security has been threatened in countries where the rule of law has failed. On the other side, stability and security are a key factor for the development of efficient and transparent governance.
Following the lecture Mr. Buhne answered questions about the assessment and criteria for good governance, the role of the United Nations in international security and others.