The time has come for the international community to explore creative and lesser-known solutions to overcome the Security Council deadlock and address the calamity in Syria. This week, the Syrian Coalition announced that it will begin gathering the support of various nations in an effort to invoke the “Uniting for Peace” Resolution.
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Kofi Annan was the "rock star" of Secretary-Generals in the golden age of liberal international idealism about global governance; Ban Ki-Moon's "diplomat's diplomat" tenure as Secretary-General has unfolded amidst the re-emergence of sovereign rivalries and Great Power competition; and what international political environment awaits the new Secretary-General, who seems likely to be Portugal's Antonio Guterres? UPDATE: Link added re election of Antonio Guterres in the General Assembly by acclamation.
Russian and Chinese Foreign Ministries issue joint statement on principles and the promotion of international law during June 25, 2016 visit of Russian president to China - English language text of their joint statement
Russian and Chinese foreign ministers will issue a declaration on the role of international law during the upcoming visit of Russian president to China that takes place June 25, 2016
Colum Lynch and John Hudson have an article in Foreign Policy provocatively entitled “Obama Turns to U.N. to Outmaneuver Congress” in which they suggest that the new U.N.