Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Can the Next Secretary-General Improve UN Accountability?

Although the United Nations does much commendable work around the world, it has increasingly come under fire for its lack of accountability, particularly in cases of sexual abuse and the cholera epidemic it brought to Haiti. Many are wondering how the next Secretary-General, who will be chosen this year, can begin to address these issues. Some of the ideas and suggestions are discussed in this article. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Can a new boss fix the U.N.? Mark Porubansky, MinnPost April 13, 2016 It’s hard to imagine the world getting even as far as it has in tackling climate change without the United Nations pushing governments to reduce emissions. Or the Iran-nuclear deal, as imperfect as it is, having taken shape without the U.N. imposing sanctions on Iran or its teams of inspectors […]

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