roles and functions of united nations in global governance

The (�� (�� (�� Finally, we will recom-mend actions and initiatives to help the United Nations fulfill its leadership roles. And we really appreciate your being with us. (�� (�� Ambassador Power, we’re delighted and honored to have you with us today. But, you know, even on South Sudan, we—where there’s way more deference to the government than I think is appropriate, given what the government’s doing to its people, but nonetheless peacekeepers on the ground. (�� But for—in order for the five permanent members to settle on which countries should actually be represented on the U.N. Security Council, it just isn’t—it isn’t realistic, because, again, of the very, very different worldview. We can’t interfere in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. (�� (�� (�� But my question is what about more well-established or respected states, such as the example of Israel and (Arab world in peace ?)? (�� (�� POWER: I have one more plug, Irina, if I could. (�� (�� (�� And so I think that those questions that the American people—some share of the American people are asking on the right and left are very reasonable questions. (�� (�� So my basic message is politics matter. (�� (�� (�� (�� And I know that the United Nations addressed some of those, but I happen to be a divorce lawyer. (�� POWER: Well, I’d say a few things. (�� (�� The spread of ISIS and its kind, because it isn’t only ISIS, it’s a mentality that shows up in Boko Haram or in regional terrorist movements—in terrorist movements that exist in countries where we have embassies and we have our aid workers and we have our citizens and tourists traveling. I mean, the exponential rate of spread was one of the most chilling things that I have seen on the horizon in my lifetime. (�� (�� That, you know, is going to do damage to public support for the U.N. because hearing from your president and from others over and over again that this is an institution that’s not looking out for your interests, that’s a threat to your sovereignty, that’s going to take your guns away or your land—I mean, that just erodes—that’s going to erode public trust. So I guess what I’d say is I don’t know—like, you don’t have to go to the U.N. as such, like that building in Manhattan, to get something done. So I think the way that R2P gets talked about, appropriately, is about all of the other thing, short of military force, that need to be done in the face of mass atrocities. November 10, 2020, Academic Webinar: Migration in the Americas, Conference Call But so I have this long-term lover for the U.N. (�� And second, when should the U.S. bring issues to the U.N., and when is it best for the U.S. to work outside of the U.N.? And the audio and transcript will be available on our website, at (�� (�� It’s probably the biggest contrast between two presidents who’ve succeed one—far greater contrast than between President Clinton and President George W. Bush, I think it’s fair to say. And to me, the Trump approach, just in terms of enhancing our security which is the rubric under which it is being waged—is not likely to be effective on that axis because the way the U.N. works is it’s a system. (�� (�� (�� From 2009 to 2013, she served on the National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights. (�� (�� At this time, we will open the floor for questions. And then working hard at a grassroots level to put into office people who share a belief that flawed and, you know, massively frustrating though the U.N. can be, you know, it’s the principal organ to deal with—it’s the only organ, really, that represents every country to deal with transnational threats of a global scale. And you, Samantha, and the rest of our diplomats—Secretary Kerry and others, and ambassadors around the world—you’re going to go build a coalition because I’m giving you what you need. (�� I’ve been practicing law now—I’m a graduate of Washington School of Law for 44 years. (�� There was a sort of confidence that in all circumstances, the world could be mobilized—when the world wasn’t mobilized to protect people from mass atrocities it was a collective stain on our conscience, and that there were circumstances where the world could be mobilized and could effectively intervene to protect people, even using military force. And we looked at this under the Obama administration. Sign up for a morning roundup of news and analysis from around the world. And, indeed, I don’t think a China-led U.N. is one that is going to do much positive as it relates to promoting U.S. interests and values. +��. But it will be airing on HBO in the new year, but they’re starting screenings just in the next couple months. (�� (�� (�� (�� So there’s something, I suppose, they would deem positive about that. (�� One on North Korea, with the gulags and so forth. Our economic, travel, you know, even people-to-people entanglements and relationships are much thicker than they were at the time the U.N. was founded. (�� (�� Recent research shows the extent to which Southern agency has been a genuine but essentially ignored source of global norms (Helleiner 2014). The permanent members of the Security Council, of course, are atop that list because they are able to decide what is legal under international law as it relates to the use of force. (�� (�� (�� It focuses on the roots of International Organization success or failure to factors that are internal to the strategies that they employ. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� And that’s, again, system—when it works, and then with the coalition built we then empowered the U.N. to set up a coordinating mechanism. And so, you know, for us to then, you know, meddle in the middle of that and say, oh no, let’s bring that issue to New York or let’s try to enshrine it in a U.N. agreement, it didn’t—at the—at the penultimate moment, it didn’t feel as though that would be additive when things seemed to be tracking. (�� (�� (�� ���� JFIF ` ` �� C (�� So that’s what I think, just anything you could do to sort of encourage people who are on the more skeptical side to just—to get some more exposure and to see it up close, so it isn’t just the negative bumper sticker. Nevertheless, the UN does play a role – albeit a minimal one, in reinforcing if not establishing global economic norms. FASKIANOS: That’s wonderful. President Obama, as I mentioned earlier, went to President Xi on climate before going to any other country. (�� (�� (�� Q: Thank you for speaking with us. POWER: Thank you. But I think the main way that our nation’s relationship with the U.N. and our popular culture’s understanding of the U.N. changes is, you know, by virtue of how our leaders talk about this organization. (�� (�� OPERATOR: Our next question comes from Washington University. And it’s the principal organ that we need to deal with threats to peace and security. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� endobj The United Nations is grappling with how it should relate with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). (�� �� � w !1AQaq"2�B���� #3R�br� (�� (�� (�� (�� Global Governance for Nutrition and the role of UNSCN 3 Background The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) was established in 1977 by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) to advance the UN’s interagency work on nutrition. But the second thing I’d say, reflecting my own bias as someone who comes out of the last administration and is very critical of the current administration, is, you know, to have—I mean, Trump’s views are what they are. (�� But that’s not what happened. (�� It’s not above 50 percent, the favorability, but it’s, you know, not that far off. Thank you very much for that tour de force. What the U.N. is that I expected, with the U.N. as a stage where countries come together to be themselves, and they bring—they park their conceptions of their national interests, they park their values such as they are, and they advocate for them in one big scrum. (�� I think—I think that the U.N. as such has never made a great bumper sticker, you know, for lack of a better word. �� � } !1AQa"q2���#B��R��$3br� (�� You know, whatever about their wants—you know, I can’t know the intentions of those individuals, I won’t speak to those. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� That was the concept originally. (�� They’re trying to be active in South Sudan. Is there still a place for responsibility to protect, or has that concept lost its relevance in recent years? (�� (�� (�� (�� So I think others have made the point, of course, that we are—at a time when China is already throwing its weight around much more within the U.N. system—we are hastening China’s rise and China’s leadership role within the U.N. We are hastening the demise of you might call it the American century or a more unipolar moment, but that moment has downsides, right, in terms of burden sharing and so forth. The United Nations University's 20th anniversary symposium on the United Nations System in the 21st Century provided a forum to set the direction of the UNU's research activities within the framework of the newly launched five-year project. (�� My question is, what structural changes would you make to the U.N. to make it more effective in the future? Learn more about CFR’s resources for the classroom at CFR Campus. (�� (�� (�� But, like, my feeling was European defense budgets are shrinking and they need to fight in the ISIS coalition, help us in terms of Eastern European defense or, you know, get into U.N. peacekeeping. <> There’s still a sense that the kind of U.N. is an actor in its own right with an engine, a bank account, even—some people even think an army of its own. (�� (�� (�� The Trump budget on foreign aid was an abomination. And so then you have disagreement about means, about which means should be employed. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� The United Nations’ Role in Global Economic Governance A Research and Policy Brief for the Use of the NGO Committee on Financing for Development Hamrawit Abebe, Ryan Dugan, Michael McShane, Julie Mellin, Tara Patel, and Linda Patentas Graduate Program in International Affairs, Milano School of … (�� (�� (�� And I think it was very important that in the effort against ISIL, starting with Obama and some of that progress has been continued, but the rollback of ISIL’s territorial gains were very, very important, most especially for the people living in those areas and for the threats that arose from those areas, but also because it showed that the countries comprising the international system could cooperate with one another, could stymie the flow of people and of money into terrorist hands. (�� (�� The United Nations does not directly bring together the people of the world, but sovereign nation states, and currently counts 193 members who make recommendations through the UN General Assembly. (�� (�� (�� A lot of those were small countries that appreciated the fact that the United States stood with them, you know, in their many, many hours of need over the years. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� And I was inspired, in fact, to become an attorney because of Khrushchev yelling at the podium, pounding on the podium with his shoe, screaming, “ya khochu mira,” I want peace. Because I think the critics of the U.N. have actually been quite effective with the bumper stickers over the years. (�� (�� (�� (�� stream (�� FASKIANOS: I think we have time for one last question. (�� Everything else was really quite mild. Thank you very much for taking the time. <> And we hit a brick wall which happens too often, which is when the Security Council is divided—as it was because the U.S., the U.K. and France had one view of the situation, Russia had another, and China followed Russia’s position, although not with a huge amount of gusto. The Syria conflict is another example where, despite, you know, years of effort and brawn, and Secretary Kerry giving his—all of his energy to this the last couple years that he was secretary of state, you know, we just hit a brick wall. (�� )-,3:J>36F7,-@WAFLNRSR2>ZaZP`JQRO�� C&&O5-5OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO�� /" �� And doing something cross-regional—meaning with some Africans, some Latins, some Asians perhaps, or some other permutation—when you do things that way, the image that it projects to the country that you’re, you know, operating in or trying to influence is often enhanced by that sense that it’s not—it’s not just Western countries or it’s not just, you know, neighbors to a country in question. (�� And they see the United States doing what it’s doing and it’s, again, a sort of domino effect of the worst possible kind, which will just place, again, an even steeper burden on those countries which have much lower GDPs, much less of an ability, you know, to maintain such enormous refugee populations. (�� (�� And so I think we were of the view—certainly, I was of the view in New York—I can’t speak for, like, the people in my government who speak Ukrainian and are, you know, Ukraine hands who were tracking this at a level of detail that I wasn’t in New York—but our view in New York was that the parties on the ground had forged their own compromise. (Laughter.) Like, all of those are the right issues to be pushing, and many, many more along those lines. (�� (�� (�� November 18, 2020, Conference Call Q: What is your opinion on Trump’s new travel ban, or any other foreign policy for the future of the U.S. and the U.N.? I mean, you know, I don’t believe taking any problem immediately to the scrum of the large number of countries that comprise either the Security Council, 15, or the General Assembly, 193, that’s almost never the way to roll in international diplomacy. And indeed, I really worry that some of the actual action that has come out of the U.N., which has been the product of U.S. leadership across Republican and Democratic administrations, that those actions will be harder and harder for the executive branch, as it were, the Security Council, and other parts of the U.N., to effectuate. It’s called “The Final Year.”. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� %&'()*456789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz��������������������������������������������������������������������������� (�� And so for the sake of our kids, we’ve got to develop a constructive working relationship with it, and harness it to our ends. (�� I was inspired by United Nations back when I was in high school. (�� (�� The destruction caused by the Second World War compelled the people to establish an international organisation for keeping the world away from war and in favour of friendship and cooperation among all the nations. And any, what? (�� (�� We can just look at, at least, something like South Sudan the same way, and come up with a more robust collective solution that would really change the calculus of the leadership in South Sudan. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� In 2003, she won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for her book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” If you haven’t read it, I commend it to you all. And you’d love to see something much more representative of the 2017, you know, kind of power dynamics. (�� Now, they evolve, as it were, you know, sometimes in the same day. (�� And guess how many there are on Bashar al-Assad gassing his people, torturing his people, you know, killing probably 400,000, 500,000 people, so far? (�� But the way to get other countries to pull their weight and make the U.N. work, and make international law the taming force, is not to walk away from international law and not to ridicule countries—the countries that comprise the U.N. and cut funding to the institution itself. (�� (�� It gives permission that they’re looking for. But fundamentally, you know, the circumstances haven’t caused the parties to, you know, want to pursue that agreement. (�� (�� But a number of EU countries saying no and now, as we see in the United States, a drastic drop in the number of refugees we are prepared to take. (�� (�� (�� (�� POWER: Thanks—I mean, thank you for the question. He’s, I think, a very articulate leader. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� It’s not the world that’s in our interest to inhabit. (�� (�� (�� That can make a difference on the ground. (�� (�� And in terms of—I don’t see that happening. (�� And it would adapt in a way that would be very, very harmful for U.S. interests. But by the same token, we don’t want to just go in, as China does, and cut all the human rights posts, you know, from U.N. missions in order to—they say to save money, but really they just want to do away with human rights posts. (�� (�� Going right to China, getting India to make commitments and sacrifices on climate that they never contemplated making before, getting Europeans and other advanced countries into U.N. peacekeeping, getting defense budgets up. Institutions of global governance—the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, the World Bank, etc.—tend to have limited or demarcated power to enforce compliance. Barlow, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2001. (�� POWER: I’m not sure I understand that part of the question, but I’ll take the first part of the question, which I think it’s deeply troubling for all the reasons that many courts have stuck it down. They are what has been articulated. (�� (�� (�� But I worked so hard with the Russian ambassador to try, at least, to deal with the chemical weapons issue. But when that kind of gridlock occurs on the Security Council, the principal organ that has been designated to deal with a crisis of this magnitude, a threat to peace and security of this scale, is just—it’s a no-show. So that’s a longwinded way of saying that Security Council reform I think is unlikely to happen anytime soon. Indeed, the role of anything international seems uncertain in this crisis. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� OPERATOR: Our next question comes from the University of Arizona College of Law. And we were partially successful, not fully successful. (�� It is fundamentally sending a signal that we believe Muslims are terrorists. (�� So, again, that’s the U.N. as an actor. But I think engaging Republicans, encouraging travel—you know, just as a constituent even, or if you’re better plugged in better yet. (�� Just one brief word before we open it up on where we are now. (�� It’s a group of filmmaker—Oscar-winning filmmakers who followed Secretary Kerry, myself, a few other Obama administration officials around as we conducted diplomacy the last year in office. (�� (�� (�� I think, you know, there’s too much bloat in the U.N. And we slashed that some from different parts of the U.N. over the length of the Obama administration, stabilized a budget that has been ballooning previously. That confidence is gone. (�� (�� I wanted to go to the U.N., but I couldn’t leave my beloved St. Louis. Thank you very much—. I’m going to try to speak quite briefly because I know how many young people and how many professors we have on the call have some, I’m sure, with their own very specific slice of interest as it relates to the U.N. or to U.S. foreign policy. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� I think we have in the current secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, a very unusual leader, somebody who’s been head of state but also run UNHCR, the refugee agency, for a decade at the time of the largest displacement crisis since the Second World War. FASKIANOS: Good afternoon from New York, and welcome to the CFR Academic Conference Call Series. (�� (�� (�� From 2013 to 2017, she served as the 28th U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. (�� (�� Thank you for your time and your insight. So we don’t know that when the film is filmed, so you get to see kind of the—a lot of caring and a lot of trying, and some really important results, I think, put on the board in climate, Iran, you know, other issues, Cuba. (�� (�� So to take the Security Council membership, if you—that’s one of the changes that one could consider, because the membership is kind of old school. The resolution, co-sponsored by over 90 UN Member States, reaffirms the commitment of all parties to continue efforts to bridge the democracy gap between the international agenda and its implementation at the national level. (�� (�� (�� Now, again, even in that scrum on that stage, some countries have more leverage and more influence and more rulemaking authority than others. (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� (�� It’s toxic because every year there are 18 resolutions, roughly, taken out against Israel, given, you know, some legitimate concerns about the occupation and given some wild, frankly anti-Semitic—arguments made by member states of the U.N. The secretary-general is more secretary than General at this under the Obama administration tough issues LGBT. 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