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We Get the UN We Fund, Not the UN We Need

We Get the UN We Fund, Not the UN We Need: How the UN Opened Its Doors to Private Funding and Networked Multilateralism On 11 March 2022 at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City, Secretary-General António Guterres addressed an audience of Member States, UN staff and other stakeholders at the final consultation meeting […]

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The Biden Administration and Trump’s Ashes: A UN Phoenix?

What does the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting global economic meltdown mean for the United Nations? In the smoldering ashes of the Trump administration’s hyper-nationalist foreign policy, will the UN be around to celebrate its centenary?

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The UN at 75: Still a Diamond in the Rough?

Comment by Tetet Lauron, in cooperation with Nadja Charaby and Katja Voigt. “The UN was not created to take mankind into paradise, but rather, to save humanity from hell.” -Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary General 1953-1961. This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, the institutional bedrock of the post-war international order established to maintain […]

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Confronting Development: A Critical Assessment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In the year 2000, the world’s leaders assembled at the Millennium Summit to affirm their commitment to an ambitious development agenda, later distilled into eight “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs). The summit famously called, among other demands, for concrete and time-bound action to eradicate extreme poverty. Criticized from the outset for being crafted without broad consultation, […]

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