We Need More Multilateralism, Not Less: The Case for Prevention
By United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
The Secretary-General has made his agenda clear: to make sure that prevention, enduring peace and human rights prevail, we need to address the root causes of conflict. And to do that, we need to reform the way the UN does business.
The UN needs to reform not because it has failed, although there have been some disastrous failures. Indeed, those failures and its many successes point to its abiding strength: the unique capacity, and occasional incapacity, to bring the world community together to forge a common destiny continuously. At a time of significant international tension and change, we need more multilateralism, not less. We need a stronger UN.
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