Chair’s Report: The Hon. Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM)
The United Nations is now seventy years old, but the world of seventy years ago was a vastly different place than the world of today. This raises the question: Does the UN remain “fit for purpose” to meet the current needs of the international community? And if not, what can be done in practical terms to bring its mission, structure, and resourcing up to date to meet the formidable challenges ahead? It was to address these questions that the International Peace Institute (IPI) launched the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) in 2014, with Kevin Rudd as its chair.