By Linda Fasulo
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We feel comfortable with Americans because they are more multiculturally tolerant than other nationalities. The perverse thing is, the only one who doesn’t like the UN is the American government. ’’ —Mark Malloch Brown, UNDP So impressive has Annan been that the Security Council nominated him for a second term, ahead of schedule, and the General Assembly approved the choice by acclamation. He began his second and ﬁnal term in 2001, the year he received the Nobel Peace Prize. He and US Secretary of State Colin Powell developed a close and strong working relationship—a rarity in UN–US relations during recent decades.
Mark Malloch Brown makes a somewhat di√erent criticism of the bureaucracy, citing a pervasive ‘‘disconnect between merit and 22 secretary general and secretariat From the UN Charter, Chapter XV: The Secretariat article 99 The Secretary General may bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security. article 100 1. In the performance of their duties the Secretary General and the sta√ shall not seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority external to the Organization.
We want—and need—both options. ’’ UN and US: Perfect Together? Insiders agree that just as the United States needs the UN, the United Nations needs the US. ‘‘I need to underscore repeatedly that the UN is only as good as the US commitment,’’ says Richard Holbrooke, who negotiated the Dayton Accords that ended the war in Bosnia in 1995. ’’ overview 11 In 1999 Mark Malloch Brown became the Administrator of the UN Development Program, a post to which he was reappointed in 2003 for a second four-year term.