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Friday, July 15, 2005

Only a UN under Kofi Annan Could Do This

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Incumbent UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is no saint, but let's admit it: he has done a lot in the period that he has been at the UN. That the UN is now contemplating expansion from its constellation a la 1945 of 5 permanent members to what could now be an additional ten members (maybe permanent or not)is evidence, in my humble opinion, of a far-reaching reform that was VERY long in coming.

But to the point: The article above (click the title for the link, please) indicates that in an attempt to prevent the growing chasm between Islam and the West, a Spanish-Turkish iniative, entitled "Alliance of Civilizations", is "intended “to respond to the need for a committed effort by the international community – both at the institutional and civil society levels – to bridge divides and overcome prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization which potentially threaten world peace,”

Couldn't have come at a better time when reflections over the bombings in London seems to be gaining ground.


At Friday, July 15, 2005 6:39:00 pm , Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Long live the UN!

At Monday, July 18, 2005 7:19:00 am , Blogger Alyssa De Jour said...

I like that quote - well said.

At Monday, July 18, 2005 2:33:00 pm , Blogger Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

daniel--aaye, aye!!

Alyssa--HEY!! Thanks for dropping by (and your eml), which i shall be responding to this week.

P.s. are you referring to the quote from the post?

At Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:38:00 pm , Blogger Jessica said...

Maybe not a saint, but Annan is a hero.

At Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:17:00 pm , Blogger Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

Jessica--thanks for the site. Interesting blog you got there. Will definitely be coming on down:-)

At Monday, July 25, 2005 1:07:00 pm , Blogger Jessica said...

You're always welcome.


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