UN 60th anniversary

This week sees the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the UN. The UN of 2005 faces many challenges, not the least being the issue of leadership, or the lack thereof if some of the recent revelations are to be believed.
The UN is due for a major overall. It has lost credibility in some circle, it has lost key people through conflict and it has lost the moral high ground through its involvement in corruption and deception. But still it celebrates its 60th with some successes. The world of 2005 needs the UN , it remains the one constant voice in a world slowly becoming cluttered by noise, poverty, conflict, terrorism and natural disasters.
The UN, if it wants to continue to be relevant in the 21st century must transform, its must become more representative, and it must lead. These are the starting points that need to be addressed if the UN seeks to play a unifying role on the world stage.

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