“It is my conviction that the global problems we face today are simply too complex to be solved by Governments alone. They require collective and coordinated action by Government, by the private sector, by civil society, by academia, and by international organizations and multilateral development banks. Over the next year, I will develop a comprehensive proposal which seeks to harness the power of partnership.”
Priority areas for support should be targeted, better matching these areas with goals and targets, and specific means and tools to reach them should be identified.
ROBERT STEELE: This is a major step forward–historic, grand, and universal . It lacks the appreciation for an underlying intelligence and counterintelligence program such as I have been suggesting since 2007, the necessary United Nations Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network (UNODIN). Umoja, the cornerstone of UN Administrative Reform does provide for “updated and accurate data that will expedite decision-making and enable better, faster service delivery to UN beneficiaries.” It does not provide the pro-active support — the intelligence and counter-intelligence — that would enable the Secretary-General to harmonize not only the UN System’s “deliver as one,” but also incentivize and thus harmonize all those capabilities external to the UN System, including not just Members and organizations but also the 80% or so of the one billion rich that do not give to charity but could be persuaded to fund a micro-gift in the context of a UN-validated Global Range of Nano-Needs.