Warren Hoge in NYT on UN’s Transformation

“No one at the United Nations doubts that big change is necessary for the institution to regain its footing and restore its name. Mark Malloch Brown, the new trouble-shooting chief of staff, speaks of the need for “another San Francisco moment,” a reference to the founding conference of the United Nations in 1945…. Mr. [Edward] Luck, a former president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, said it was just as customary for Washington to accommodate itself to the United Nations. He recalled that President Ronald Reagan came into office skeptical of the United Nations but left with an appreciation of its importance. “I think the same thing is happening with Bush,” he said. “Like Reagan, they’ve found that they need to do business with the U.N.” Read the rest