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5 Reform Areas U.N. Secretary-General Guterres Should Prioritize To Maximize Effectiveness, According To U.S. Official

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Five Ways to Make the United Nations Even More Effective
Sheba Crocker, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, discusses the Obama administration’s engagement with the U.N. and suggests five areas U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres could prioritize to make the U.N. system more effective, including “1. Make high-impact management, human resources, and accountability changes. … 2. Transform the United Nations’ development and humanitarian assistance architectures. … 3. Continue badly needed peacekeeping reforms. … 4. Strengthen the United Nations’ conflict prevention, mediation, and peacebuilding capabilities. … 5. Create a high-level U.N. coordinator for counterterrorism and countering violent extremism…” (1/17).

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