By Linda Fasulo
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It is hard to ﬁnd anyone who can mount a serious criticism of Annan’s performance as Secretary General. Mark Malloch Brown praises his unusual combination of tact and ﬁrmness. ’’ In addition, says Malloch Brown, Annan has made his o≈ce important internationally by being helpful to heads of government and other leaders. ] Secretary General Koﬁ Annan accepts the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 10, 2001, in Oslo, Norway. UN/DPI photo by Sergey Bermeniev. secretary general and secretariat 29 Blame It on the Politicians ‘‘An awful lot of us did graduate school in the US.
The funny thing about election campaigns is that they don’t always play out as the pollsters and pundits predict, as we know from our own national politics. It’s hard to know what Asia will be like when it’s time for the next Secretary General to be chosen, so even the most perceptive experts are making, at best, educated guesses. CHAPTER 4 The American Ambassadors But in the case of the American ambassador, there are multiple agencies within Washington involved. The State Department doesn’t always have the last word.
They send people of extraordinary skill to the council. If one looks at the current ambassadors of Britain and France they are both superb operators with good sta√s. They have hit the ground running faster than anyone else. The British are notorious for always having a draft security council 43 An Important Distinction ‘‘You have to make a distinction between the UN as an institution and an organization, on the one hand, and the member states, particularly the Permanent 5, on the other. It’s axiomatic that the solid achievements of the Security Council have tended to be when the P5 can act in harmony or consensus.