LONDON, Nov 03 (IPS) –
You cannot change the wind; but you can bend the sail – a favourite African proverb of Kofi Annan
Let me begin with an appeal to our venerable friend, the UN: get down on the ground with the grandchildren. Just having celebrated its 75th birthday, we can hear your knees creak! The UN, for as long as I have known it up close – since its thirties – has often seemed prematurely old.