Francesco Mancini, Non-resident Senior Adviser at IPI, tells TRT World that the United Nations remains a “relevant body for world decision-making,” despite deadlock among its members about the way forward for Syria and the refugee crisis.
He offered two suggestions for UN reform. He said it was necessary to better equip peacekeepers for asymmetric warfare. He also said that finding a way to make emerging powers “be more engaged,” and have “more space to make decisions,” would be how the organization could remain relevant in the 21st century.
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