An international civil service matters for global governance. Without it, it would be impossible to promote and maintain a rules-based world.
Wherever there is an ugly, unresolved injustice pulling at the fabric of a society, there is an opportunity to haul it out in public and deal with it through a truth commission.
Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Fifty five years and many inquiries later, the search continues for the truth about the cause of the plane crash in which the UN secretary general and 15 others were killed