UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance

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Does the United Nations Still Matter?

"UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance"

A public radio documentary explores the question.

The United Nations was formed nearly 60 years ago to maintain international peace and security, protect basic human rights, foster social progress, and promote international law. It's survived the Cold War, dozens of hot wars, and lukewarm support.

But in the post-9/11 world, is the United Nations still relevant?

"UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance" tackles this question with expert insight and field reports from some of the world's toughest hot spots. From its world headquarters in New York to the people it reaches worldwide, the program explores how the United Nations struggles to meet the complex challenges of human need in every corner of the globe.

David Brancaccio imageDavid Brancaccio, co-host of NOW with Bill Moyers and former anchor of Marketplace, hosts and reports for the special, one-hour documentary.

"UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance" is produced by Simon Marks, Keith Porter, and Kristin McHugh.

"UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance" is made possible by the Stanley Foundation in association with KQED Public Radio.

For more information, contact Ken Mills at
the Ken Mills Agency
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