Nations United in Discontent: Can the UN Reform Itself?

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At the UN-s 58th annual session this year, global climate change, AIDS and the Middle East are all on the agenda. But with this year-s open division in the Security Council, it-s clearer than ever that all is not well at the United Nations itself. Reform has been called for by no less a figure than the Secretary General. Kofi Annan has called UN debates -repetitive- sterile,- and meaningless to most of the world-s people. Is the Security Council an antiquated relic of the Cold War? As the President goes back to seek UN help in Iraq, we hear about efforts to reform the world body from a senior advisor to Secretary General Annan, UN ambassadors from Mexico and Singapore, and human rights advocate from the inside and outside the United Nations.
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Warren Olney