Good Intentions

Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon

Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary and Nobel Prize awarded, worked hard for peacekeeping during his mandate but he was always sneaked for a shadow: The nightmare of Rwandan genocide that leaded up when he was heading up Peacekeeping Operations (U.N.). His good intentions agaisnt war and abusing Human Rights were missed in the U.N. maze when he was unable to do nothing to stop the Invasion of Iraq. His personal goal, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which started also with good proposals and efforts, provides the 20% of all international funding to combat HIV/AIDS but it´s far from satisfactory.

Ban Ki-Moon, U.N. Secretary, has found his first priority issue during the U.N. Climate Change meeting (Valencia) and after his visit to Antarctica to see first-hand the effects of climate change on its melting glaciers.

They both look like men of duty and good intentions. History showed that the first, Kofi Annan, was unable to pass throught the wall that United States (and many others as France) built, but, could Mr. Ki-Moon find a gap, a fracture, on their wall?.

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  1. bettinathenomad

    I think the problem is not just in the resistance by the US, France, and the like. It lies also within the UN itself. Within the bureaucratic day-to-day framework of this organisation – as with all large organisations – it is incredibly difficult to effect change and incredibly easy to become bogged down by those mechanisms (see Annan’s issues with favouritism in the Oil for Food programme). So the issue is also in not losing one’s good intentions along the way. If then, on top of everything, you’re trying to go against the will of the veto powers, you definitely have a problem.

  2. tallcute

    I think he didn´t lose his ideas at anytime but unfortunately, as you have said, the veto powers had (and have) the last word so he became a Quijote fighting windmills and certainly Ki-Moon will be in the same wheel if he don´t learn how to convince them.

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