Policy Analysis

A New Spring for the UN? Kofi Annan unveils ambitious agenda

By Oli Brown on April 13, 2005
In this IISD Commentary, IISD Project Manager, Oli Brown, reviews Kofi Annan's suggested reforms for the United Nations. Annan's report, "In Larger Freedom", seeks to strengthen the UN by streamlining the deliberations of the General Assembly and expanding the Security Council. It also outlines an ambitious agenda to promote the three ‘great purposes' of the United Nations: development, security and human rights.