No US-Iran handshake. No breakthrough on Syria. The UN General Assembly has been more significant for what did not happen than for what did.
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — It happens every year: leaders convene in New York to pay homage to an organization that’s still struggling, after 68 years, to demonstrate its relevance in an increasingly complicated world. “Let us empower the United Nations to be more than a first responder or a last resort,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said,