“The UN and the Fight Against Poverty: Does it Make a Difference?”
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The role of the United Nations in the fight against poverty takes various forms, from advocacy to direct assistance to developing countries. Both its strengths and weakenesses derive from the highly political nature of the organization. As can be expected, reform is extremely difficult to achieve but it is not impossible.
Madame Louise Fréchette joined CIGI as a distinguished fellow in 2006, following a notable career with the Government of Canada and United Nations (UN), where she served as Deputy Secretary-General for eight years. With degrees from Collège Basile-Moreau, Université de Montréal and the College of Europe in Belgium, she applies her institutional knowledge of international processes and mechanisms to her current research and work in global governance.