The major powers must unite behind the UN

The failure of the major powers to overcome their narrow, short-term interests has crippled the UN’s ability to enforce the peace and security of the world.

UN Photo: Jeroen Bouman
The International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands in 2005.
Douglas Roche
Published: Wednesday, 09/17/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 09/17/2014 1:08 am EDT

Outside, the headlines blared the new war on the ISIS extremists in Syria and Iraq, but inside the United Nations headquarters in New York, the focus was on building a culture of peace and forging an agenda to wipe out the worst forms of poverty by 2030.

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