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4: Is There Life After 40?
The United Nations today is increasingly the subject of criticism from the West, and particularly the United States. Its failure to tackle some of the world's most pressing problems plus rhetoric, bureaucratic muddle, financial extravagance and inefficiency, all raise questions about the future of the world body. In the last of four programmes to mark the 40th anniversary of the UN,
Alexander MacLeod considers the prospects. Can the UN become more effective and less politicised? Can it reform itself in time to avoid the danger that it may finally fail? Producer TOM READ
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