The Foreign Service Journal, September 2006

F O C U S O N U.N. R E F O R M Poul Hans Lange U.N. REFORM HAS BEEN THE HALLMARK OF K OFI A NNAN ’ S DECADE - LONG TENURE . F INDING A LEADER TO CONTINUE THAT EFFORT IS CRITICAL . B Y S UZANNE D I M AGGIO S ELECTING THE N EXT S ECRETARY -G ENERAL here has been a great deal of talk over the years about reforming, renewing and revital- izing the United Nations. During the past year, real progress has been made in some important areas, including the establishment of a Peacebuilding Commission and a new Human Rights Council, but considerable challenges still remain. In many ways, the effort to modernize the institution can be viewed as the hallmark of Kofi Annan’s decade-long 40 F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / S E P T E M B E R 2 0 0 6 T