You can probably criticise Kevin Rudd for many things, but an absence of resilience is not one of them.
Not content with not being nominated by Australia for the UN Sec Gen role, he has decided to make his case to a different and bigger audience.
Writing in Project Syndicate, Kevin 17 lays out his 6 point plan for the next UN Sec Gen. Securing the UN’s Future. How kind he is.
And would you be surprised that climate change is in his top 6 but UN corruption, larceny and mismanagement is not. Basically, same ideas, different platform.
Kevin also thinks the new Sec Gen should convene a summit-level meeting. Perhaps it should be called 3030 (because he has used 2020 before). And the cherry on top – a commitment to fiscal conservatism:
the next secretary-general must think practically, understanding that the UN’s capacity to act efficiently, effectively, and flexibly will always run up against budgetary constraints. There is no sense in hoping that the fiscal heavens will one day magically reopen.
If only the UN could implement a super profits tax.