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United Nations: Place to Make History

United Nations: a Place to Make History
World leaders are holding their annual debate in New York as the United Nations General Assembly went into its jubilee session to mark the 70-th anniversary of the global body and to define its role in the present day world.

The situation when the world leaders are taking the United Nations General Assembly rostrum one after another is unique in itself as it gives the world a distinct feeling of what this global body, founded in 1945, is all about. This is not only a place where the messages of big and small nations overlap and clash. This is a place where United Nations decade after decade act as the loosely modeled global government.

Despite all criticism of its opponents, who describe United Nations as ineffective, slow, heavily bureaucratized structure, often plagued by the double standard approach, when it comes to decision-making on major security crises United Nations has no alternative.

This is the reason why Russia as one of the UN founding members calls for enhancing its role of sticking to the principle “Don’t break what still works”.

An article entitled “UN general assembly 70th anniversary: six historic moments”, carried by The Telegraph says that “from Khrushchev's shoe to Netanyahu's cartoon bomb, the UN general assembly has generated memorable moments over the years”.

Alexander Domrin, professor at the High School of Economics, who lectured in many American Universities (studio guest); Brian Young, independent expert, based in Hong Kong (studio guest); Maxim Suchkov, visiting fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies of Russia at New York University; Paul Grenier, independent US writer who worked for the Pentagon as a Russian interpreter and Sameer Patil, Fellow at the Gateway House, join us to discuss the topic.

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