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What Did Russian FM Lavrov Mean by 'Urging Reform in the Existing Global Governance'?

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The Russian foreign minister's address at the 78th UN General Assembly sparked discussions on the challenges faced by United States and European NATO allies. Sputnik turned to geopolitical and economic diplomacy analyst, Robinder Sachdev, founder-president of The Imagindia Institute, to shed light on these topics.
One striking point raised by Lavrov in his speech was the issue of double standards within Western political establishments, said Sachdev, commenting on French President Macron's concern over the enlargement of the BRICS organization while seemingly ignoring NATO's interference in the Asia-Pacific region.
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But such actions are possible due to much more serious issues, the roots of which lie at the feet of the UN.

Ineffectiveness of UN

Sachdev acknowledged the UN as a vital platform to address social issues but firmly asserted that the UN can't handle global security properly. This frank assessment underscores the pressing challenge facing global politics: the ineffectiveness of existing major international institutions, he said.
The UN, designed to promote peace and cooperation, has been plagued by inefficiencies, bureaucratic obstacles, and the inability to resolve complex geopolitical issues.

"My big picture will be that the UN is absolutely a beautiful platform, but the UN is not an effective platform," stressed the expert.

Need for Reform

Moving forward, Sachdev emphasized the need for reform within the United Nations. He suggested that while the UN's role in addressing global security is questionable, there is hope for reform in other areas.
He likewise argued that the UN's numerous bureaucratic bodies in social sectors should be reformed to eliminate inefficiencies in delivering aid and achieving tangible results on the ground.
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New World Matrix

In conclusion, Sachdev presented a bleak but pragmatic perspective on the change of global politics.

"The reality of the world is that it is becoming a world of multipolarity. The world of today is becoming a matrix... And in this matrix, which is under reconstruction, there'll be multiple linkages, equations, pressures," said Sachdev.

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