The United Nations was founded in 1945 to provide a venue for global dialogue and problem-solving among nations. A general assembly meets in New York once per year to deliberate issues, while a 15-member Security Council—with the United States as one of five permanent members—can issue decisions that member nations have agreed to carry out.
Reflections on the World Humanitarian Summit with the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
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An exclusive conversation with UN Undersecretary General Stephen O’Brien that will reflect on the outcomes of the summit, nature of the humanitarian crises in the region, and how states are expected to move forward.
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The Fog of Peace
In his new memoir The Fog of Peace, former UN undersecretary for peacekeeping Jean-Marie Guéhenno reflects on some of the most difficult questions facing international interventions today.
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