UN Facing Uphill Battle to Make Itself Relevant

Failure to reform will only erode public support for the UN and its ideals

Richard Gwyn
Published: Wednesday, 09/14/2005 12:00 am EDT

Around the world, one in five people live in countries where a great many of the citizens would not think twice about spending $2 on a cappuccino, or maybe a latte. Elsewhere around the world, one in five people survive each day on $1 -- half that amount.

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