• Kyodo


Yukio Takasu, the newly appointed U.N. undersecretary general for management, says he will engage in a wide range of reforms at the organization, including the introduction of a more integrated and flexible approach to human resources.

The former ambassador to the United Nations said in an interview Friday that it is necessary “to avoid sectionalism” to effectively tackle increasingly complex international issues despite funding reductions brought on by the developed countries’ economic problems.

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