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Is the United Nations fading into irrelevance?

In an everyone first world, intergovernmental body looks increasingly out of step

| East Asia
The United Nations Security Council meets on Feb. 28: the UN is serving as a mirror on our world.   © Reuters

Andrew North has reported widely from across the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia. He is a regular commentator on Asian affairs.

As the closest thing we have to a world government, the United Nations should have been tailor-made to handle a pandemic which has affected virtually all 7.8 billion of us at some point over the past year.

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