By Linda Fasulo
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“No one is familiar with the large photograph and internal workings of the UN higher than Linda Fasulo. This publication is a must-read for an individual drawn to foreign affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
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CHAPTER 5 The Security Council Article 24 In order to ensure prompt and e√ective action by the United Nations, its Members confer on the Security Council primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, and agree that in carrying out its duties under this responsibility the Security Council acts on their behalf . —UN Charter The Security Council is the UN’s enforcer, charged with making the world a safer, more stable place by preventing or stopping armed conﬂict among and even within nations.
In contrast, Richard Holbrooke felt su≈ciently strong in Washington to deﬁne a ‘‘Holbrooke policy’’ at the UN and expect others to follow it. Amazingly, says Malone, they generally did. 36 american ambassadors Born in Prague, Madeleine Korbel Albright was the US Permanent Representative to the UN from 1993–97 and served as America’s ﬁrst female secretary of state from 1997–2001. Albright was a sta√ member on the National Security Council and at the White House, where she was responsible for foreign policy legislation, from 1978–81.
He notes, ‘‘There’s something rational that if you work hard and do well, you get promoted, and if you don’t work hard you don’t. ’’ To do this, however, Malloch Brown believes that the UN must stop promoting on the basis of political correctness that encourages hiring sta√ proportionately from certain regions of the world. At ﬁrst glance, this might be interpreted to mean that Malloch Brown wants fewer sta√ from developing nations and more from the Europe–North American axis, but actually he wants just the opposite.