UN Reform Initiatives

UN Reform Initiatives

Non-Performing Assets of the UN

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“A manager’s task is to make the strengths of people effective and their weakness irrelevant–and that applies fully as much to the manager’s boss as it applies to the manager’s subordinates.” Peter Drucker. “Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” John Rockefeller. In a classic definition, what …

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UN vs Press Freedom

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On 29 April 2010, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, made these Remarks at observance of World Press Freedom Day: Thank you, Mr. Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for DPI, Excellency Dr Mohamad; Acting President of the GA, Your Excellency Ambassador Monteiro Lima; Chair of COI, President of UNCA, Mr Pioli; Ms Alfsen of UNESCO, Excellencies, Dear Colleagues, Ladies …

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Alchemy of Change and Courage

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“Become yourself the change that you want to see in others and in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi. Having reviewed the judgements/decisions of the newly established UN Disputes Tribunal (July-Dec 2009) and having analysed the fundamentals of UN reform in three broad sectors – operations/administration; human resources/human assets management; and the area of geo-politics, I would …

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