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After eight years as Ambassador to the UN, I see little genuine appetite for reform of the Security Council.
As countries meet this week at COP22 in Marrakech for the next round of climate negotiations, there must be impetus for climate action. Now is the time to move forward on the NDCs, and reap the early benefits for inclusive growth, innovation, and sustainability.
This week, world leaders have an historic opportunity to address this issue and come together in a spirit of shared responsibility for the world's refugees and migrants.
Led by Columbia, many UN members want a woman as secretary-general of the world body. But if a recent straw poll is any guide, the choice will be another man.
It is time to raise the scales of preventive and punitive measures for sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. An unequivocal message needs to be sent to every member state and troop contributing countries that only personnel who see the protection of human rights as their mission will continue to serve as UN peacekeepers.