Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike.
The UN has adopted a more transparent process to select its new Secretary General. But it does not go far enough.