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The Unexplored Side of the UN

‘CHASING THE FLAME: SERGIO VIEIRA DE MELLO AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD’ By SAMANTHA POWER
PENGUIN PRESS HC, 2008, Reviewed By ANDREAS VON WARBURG

chasing_the_flame.jpgThe United Nations is often criticized for being a complex and inefficient machinery, too bureaucratic, inadequate and unfocused. Its Secretariat and staff have been a too-easy target for the UN many detractors, especially after the Oil-for-Food scandal hit the news. Yet, it has the strength to empower the less fortunate and foster great heroes. Read more »