One year ago, the United Nations appeared to be poised between a moment of renewal and a total meltdown.
An energetic new secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, promised to revitalize the organization after a decade of drift under Ban Ki-moon. The former Portuguese prime minister talked about a “surge of diplomacy” and the need to prevent looming conflicts.
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