23 May 2007, U Thant Hall, UN House, Tokyo, JapanProfessor Thakur's lecture will explore the achievements of the UN, and also the challenges that remain, especially in the area of UN reform.
He will illustrate that the accomplishments of the UN are often under-stated and under-appreciated, while its failings and shortcomings are often exaggerated. And yet the need for reforms is real and urgent.
Commentary following the lecture will be provided by Yasushi Akashi, President of the Japan Association for United Nations Studies.
The lecture will be followed by a farewell reception.