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Much Of U.N. Humanitarian System Resistant To Reform Despite Calls For Change

The Guardian: ‘Outdated and resistant to change’: how can we fix the humanitarian system?
“…This month’s report from the secretary general, published ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in May, recognizes that the overall humanitarian system is ‘seen as outdated and resistant to change, fragmented and uncommitted to working collaboratively, and too dominated by the interests and funding of a few countries.’ To many, this means the question of whether the U.N. and the system it heads should be reformed is unavoidably central to the core mission of the summit. But it’s increasingly clear that much of the U.N. is reluctant to change…” (Wall, 2/10).