Disappointing G20 summit in Turkey

Participants pose for the G20 Leaders' Summit family photo in Brisbane in this November 15, 2014 handout photo by G20 Australia. Leaders of the top 20 industrialized nations will gather in Brisbane till Sunday for their annual G20 summit. From L-R: (bottom row) Russia's President Vladimir Putin, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, France's President Francois Hollande, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, China's President Xi Jinping, U.S. President Barack Obama, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu; (centre row) Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, Spain's President Mariano Rajoy, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof; (top row) FSB Chairman Mark Carney, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Senegal's President Macky Sall, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key, Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Myanmar's President Thein Sein, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. REUTERS/G20 Australia/Handout via Reuters (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS)  ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES

The current crisis in international relations is to some extent due to the lack of any worldwide governing body with consensual support The magnitude of the global challenges confronting mankind makes it impossible for nation states—not even the USA—to control a reality that they are no longer able to influence alone. We do, it is true, have the United Nations, but the UN is also a player plagued with huge deficiencies and contradictions. Founded in the wake of the Second World War with the aim of guaranteeing world order and security, the majority of the UN’s most important decisions are limited by the interests and visions of the members of the Security Council who hold the power of veto.

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