By Linda Fasulo
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However, if it objects to the measure but cannot ﬁnd the votes to defeat it, it can exercise a veto as a last resort. Each member of the P5 has used the veto. Vetoes were more common during the cold war, when the world was divided into Communist and nonCommunist blocs, but in recent years they have become rare (see Table 1). The most recent veto was by the US, on December 20, 2002, against a Syrian resolution that condemned Israel for destroying a UN facility on the West Bank and killing several sta√.
From 1994–99 he served at the World Bank. He founded the Economist Development Report and served as its editor from 1983–86. He is a British citizen, educated in Great Britain and the United States. Unfortunately, many insiders say, the US has usually been unable to ﬁnd and follow a clear, consistent policy toward the UN. Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and highly regarded by his American peers, sees a ‘‘bewildered superpower, self-conﬁdent at home, uneasy abroad .
Between Tutsi and Hutu tribes, hundreds of thousands of civilians were murdered, sometimes in plain view of the international media. Some of those killed included ten Belgian members of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR), established in 1993 to monitor a truce between the Hutu-dominated central government and Tutsi-led insurgents based in neighboring Uganda. The UNAMIR commander, General Romeo Dallaire of Canada, had warned about the possibility of ethnic violence and asked for more forces, which the Security Council ﬁnally authorized after the killing began, but member states were slow to contribute contingents.
An Insider's Guide to the UN by Linda Fasulo