But the world organisation still has several vital roles to play.
World leaders are participating in the UN General Assembly’s annual high-level session after a year in which the world organisation has failed to respond decisively to a series of crises and wars from Haiti to Myanmar.
The UN looks ever more marginal to international crisis management.
Why does it matter? For all its flaws, the UN system retains unique crisis response tools.
UN relief agencies remain essential to mitigating conflicts like those in Afghanistan and…