• by David M. Malone
  • Rector, United Nations University, Under-secretary-general, The United Nations


Anniversaries always present an opportunity to look back. But today, as we commemorate the establishment of the United Nations on Oct. 24, 1945, we must not focus solely on past lessons and progress.

We must also consider the potential of a U.N. that is being revitalized to respond to a world vastly different than it was 72 years ago.

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