David M. Malone

David M. Malone is Rector of the United Nations University and holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. A former Ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, his career has involved diplomatic assignments and work at both universities and think tanks. He has written often about the United Nations Security Council, development and India. His next book, a survey of the United Nations Security Council, will be published in the fall of 2015.

While the next Secretary-General will face serious leadership challenges in nourishing the Organization and keeping it agile, the critical determinants of the future for the United Nations remain the Permanent Five, each of which may or may not be willing to face the urgent need for meaningful change.