: :inin Kyiv (EET)

2020: The year diplomacy died


PARIS — This week’s virtual United Nations General Assembly could be a metaphor for the decline of diplomacy and of efforts to maintain a rules-based international order instead of the law of the jungle.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders are delivering a series of video monologues without being able to meet in New York for the customary pull-asides and private talks in which global disputes are often thrashed out, and common challenges such as climate change, disease, poverty and development addressed.
On its 75th anniversary, the U.N. cuts an increasingly beleaguered figure, eerily reminiscent of the League of Nations in …read more

Source:: European Voice

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