Event Recording / United States 29 September 2021 The UN in the Biden Era: Challenges in the Year Ahead (Online Event, 29th September 2021) Online event to discuss International Crisis Group's recent briefing -> Ten Challenges for the UN in 2021-2022 Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print Following President Biden's first speech to the UN General Assembly, what are the main challenges for the U.S. and UN in the year ahead? While the Biden administration has promised that "multilateralism is back", crises including the Afghan collapse and Tigray war in Ethiopia are stretching UN humanitarian mechanisms to their limits. Can the U.S. find common ground with China and Russia in the Security Council to manage these challenges? What should the UN's priorities be on the ground? In this panel discussion, Crisis Group experts reflect upon the president's speech and other takeaways from the UN General Assembly, and address how the U.S. can work through the UN to handle major crises, with a focus on Afghanistan and Ethiopia. Panelists: Gérard Araud, Crisis Group Trustee, Former Ambassador of France to the U.S. (2014-2019) and the UN (2009-2014) Laurel Miller, Asia Program Director, Crisis Group Murithi Mutiga, Horn of Africa Project Director, Crisis Group The event is moderated by Richard Gowan, UN Director, Crisis Group. Loading Video The UN in the Biden Era: Challenges in the Year Ahead Related Tags Multilateral Diplomacy Afghanistan Ethiopia U.S./Russia More for you Commentary / United States After Iraq: How the U.S. Failed to Fully Learn the Lessons of a Disastrous Intervention Podcast / Asia Will the Ukraine War Blow U.S.-China Relations Further Off Course?