The UN has always faced a gap between its aspiration and performance. Yet, as Sir Brian observed, the UN is the only global design for the daunting task of managing both conflict and progress.
Tag: UN reform
If UN reform is about making the UN fit for purpose, then it only makes sense that reforms be made to strengthen the human rights pillar.
From Rwanda during the 1990s to Syria today, the mass killing of civilians strikes at the very idea of an international community and undermines the UN’s founding principles.