Morning Multilateralism, August 7

Presiding over UN Security Council, Argentine president blasts the veto power. President Obama will attend G20 summit in Moscow. Rogue United Nations statistician casts doubt on efficacy of Millenium Development Goals. Russia wants more UN cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. World Bank approves major Great Lakes region hydroelectric ...

Presiding over UN Security Council, Argentine president blasts the veto power.

President Obama will attend G20 summit in Moscow.

Rogue United Nations statistician casts doubt on efficacy of Millenium Development Goals.

Presiding over UN Security Council, Argentine president blasts the veto power.

President Obama will attend G20 summit in Moscow.

Rogue United Nations statistician casts doubt on efficacy of Millenium Development Goals.

Russia wants more UN cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

World Bank approves major Great Lakes region hydroelectric plant.

International Monetary Fund prods Germany to help dispel Eurozone uncertainty.

Former IMF chief economist takes helm of India’s central bank.

In the wake of International Court of Justice ruling, maritime tension continues between Colombia and Nicaragua.

David Bosco is an associate professor at Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of books on the U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court, and is at work on a new book about governance of the oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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