How the world lost faith in the UN



Published 2023-11-15

In a recent article in Foreign Affairs Richard Gowen, UN Director New York, International Crisis Group (ICG), is framing the current divisions in the United Nations (UN) over the Middle East and Russian invasion of Ukraine in a broader context.

The piece discusses how these conflicts have strained diplomatic relations within the UN, eroding its effectiveness and credibility in addressing international crises. 

Richard Gowen suggests that the UN needs to adapt its approach to better fit the current age of geopolitical competition and diminished consensus among major powers.

The Global Challenges Foundation supports the International Crisis Group (ICG).


How the world lost faith in the UN

The article was published in Foreign Affairs 9 November, 2023. (Please note paywall.)

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