In 2020 the United Nations turned 75. It is a product of the political conditions of 1945 and needs updating to reflect the realities of 2021, not to mention the tumultuous decades that are to come. So what state is the UN in, and how could the UK government go about promoting its reform?
In a new report the staff of United Nations Association publish their answers to these important questions.
Their policy recommendations include reform of Security Council (SC) membership, moving agendas that get stuck in the SC to the General Assembly, support the Secretary-General to mediate within the SC and shape its agenda, encourage the SC to adopt a more holistic understanding of global security problems.
They also have recommendations for reform of the General Assembly, the UN Secretariat and other issues.
A report that is thought-provoking and worth browsing through.