Namibian President Hifikepunye Phamba also voiced concerns about multiple crises confronting the international community, including terrorist groups disrupting peace and stability in different parts of the world, the abduction of 200 girls in Nigeria; the "political instability" and armed conflict in South Sudan, Mali, and the Central African Republic.
However, he said the challenges were not insurmountable. The enduring values and principles of the United Nations Charter should guide the international community, as should the theme of this 69th session of the GA, "Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda."
The theme was chosen because the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were to be attained by next year.It's official. My new favorite name is Hifikepunye Phamba. (Gee, I wonder if he can do the rhumba.) And, oh yeah: on the whole, the UN is worse than useless.