China is Taking Over the UN on US Watch

Source: The Economist.
An event poster of a “Bridge for Cities” event.

Since 2007, the position of under-secretary-general for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has been held by Chinese career diplomats, giving the Chinese government opportunities to reshape the UN’s development programs in accordance to its interests.

UNDESA’s BRI-SDGs initiative.

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