By Linda Fasulo
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Rather, the UN ‘‘is 191 countries with di√erent agendas and a whole collection of civil servants who work there, and it’s all Jell-O. ’’ According to Michael Sheehan, an American who 10 overview Michael Sheehan was UN Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping, 2001–3. A former US Army o≈cer, he was Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counter Terrorism in the US State Department, and before that served in the Clinton White House on the sta√ of the National Security Council, as director of International Organizations and Peacekeeping.
Malone says they ‘‘work much harder than any of the other permanent members to come up with initiatives in areas far and wide. They send people of extraordinary skill to the council. If one looks at the current ambassadors of Britain and France they are both superb operators with good sta√s. They have hit the ground running faster than anyone else. The British are notorious for always having a draft security council 43 An Important Distinction ‘‘You have to make a distinction between the UN as an institution and an organization, on the one hand, and the member states, particularly the Permanent 5, on the other.
7. Koﬁ Annan (Ghana) Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egypt) Javier Perez de Cuellar (Peru) Kurt Waldheim (Austria) U Thant (Burma) Dag Hammarskjöld (Sweden) Trygve Lie (Norway) 1997–Present 1992–96 1982–91 1972–81 1961–71 1953–61 1946–52 Annan is the ﬁrst rank-and-ﬁle UN sta√er to become SG, having held posts with several agencies, including the World Health Organization and the O≈ce of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, before becoming Undersecretary General for Peacekeeping from 1993 through 1996.