Independent Thinking: Is the United Nations now irrelevant?

Episode 40 of our weekly podcast discusses the future of the United Nations.

Audio Published 22 September 2023 Updated 16 October 2023 30 minute listen

On this episode

World leaders met in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). All the P5 leaders bar America’s Joe Biden stayed away however. Is the UN losing its relevance in international affairs?

Joining Bronwen Maddox on the show this week are Mark Malloch-Brown, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Roger Boyes, Diplomatic Editor for The Times, and Leslie Vinjamuri, the Director of the US and Americas programme.

About Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking is a weekly international affairs podcast hosted by our director Bronwen Maddox, in conversation with leading policymakers, journalists, and Chatham House experts providing insight on the latest international issues.

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