NOTE: This post was written by Professor Edwards and Brandon Kotlow, who is a first year graduate student at the School of Diplomacy.

 

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Like all anniversaries, this is an occasion for profound reflection.

To put it politely, the list of global challenges that the UN confronts shows no signs of shrinking. In the past year, it has added Ebola, terrorist recruitment, Gaza, Ukraine, and the new Sustainable Development Goals to an already daunting list of problems.

But is the UN up to the task of dealing with these issues? Global problem solving is never easy. How the UN addresses our list of specific challenges below will determine, we believe, whether it is still in its prime or over the hill.

 

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