Former Australian Prime Minister and big job at the UN hopeful Kevin Rudd gave a few tips today to the UN General Assembly on how to increase its level of irrelevance.
Speaking to a session to which almost one third of delegates turned up, Mr Rudd warned that:
“If we fail to make the UN work, to make its institutions relevant to the great challenges we all now face, the uncomfortable fact is that the UN will become a hollow shell.”
Oh Kevin, say it ain’t so….
Fortunately, having a deep awareness of what the great challenges are, Kevin was able to point the UN in the right direction:
“The unconstrained carbon emissions of one state impact on the long-term survival of all states.”
“Climate change is no respecter of national or geographic boundaries.”
“The most immediate and pressing threat to the physical security of Australia’s wider region lies in the scourge of natural disasters.”
Just put Kevin in charge, and you’ll see what heights of irrelevance are really possible.