The “continued vitality and relevance” of certain international institutions are questioned Clinton’s speech Mark Leon Goldberg July 15, 2009 John captured one good quote below. Here's another I jotted down. Sayeth the Secretary: "We are seeking institutions that combine efficiency and capacity for action with inclusiveness...Their continued vitality and relevance depend on their legitimacy and representativeness--and the ability of their members to act swiftly and responsibly when problems arise. "The UN as a whole has the legitimacy and relevance part covered. And various UN agencies like the World Food Program, World Heath Organization and UNICEF have the "swiftness of action" down pat. The Security Council, however, sometimes lacks a bit of both criteria. I wonder, therefore, if a statement like this is meant to lay the groundwork for a new push on Security Council reform?