The security concept put forward by Moscow relies on the participation of the Gulf nations, including Iran. Rather than being led by an outside power, the Russian proposal envisages a region-led effort.
Although the old-school name plates continue to be used in the 15-member Security Council and other specialized agencies of the world body, for example, the World Health Assembly in Geneva and UNESCO in Paris, a few keystrokes can now eliminate a member of the General Assembly.
What can countries, which place their entire security in the hands of the UN, expect when they are hosting sex offenders as Lords of Depravity in their own back yard? The Western Sahara chief needs to clear his name first, before his contract is extended and Guterres needs to make a stand.
An alarming new report warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes.