Friday, October 13, 2006

New UN chief elected

Congratulations to the new UN Secretary General , the South Korean Ban Ki-moon, 62.

The new UN chief is inheriting a very tough job. The UN is under a lot of stress these days. North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Darfur, terrorism, you name it.

I am particularly concern how he will handle Darfur. It seems the international pressure aimed at making Sudan accept the UN forces for Darfur is not strong enough. The coalition showed lots of cracks over the issues. If the problem is not solved by the end of the year, he is in for a really tough New Year party.

Hard luck.