Kevin Rudd on Reforming the UN at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The UN matters—and if it fails, falters, or fades away it would fundamentally erode the stability of an already fragile global order. Join us for the Washington launch of the new report, UN 2030: Rebuilding Order in a Fragmenting World. Kevin Rudd has spent the past two years conducting a review of the United Nations system as chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM), which covered sixteen areas ranging from counterterrorism to administrative reform.

His chair’s report argues that we tend to take the UN for granted, overlooking the reality that its continued existence is not inevitable. The UN, while not yet broken, is in trouble. The report concludes, however, that the UN is capable of reinventing itself. This requires not one-off reforms but a continual process of reinvention to ensure the institution is responding to the policy challenges of our time.

Carnegie President William J. Burns moderated.

This event was cosponsored by the Asia Society Policy Institute, the United Nations Foundation, and the Better World Campaign