United Nations: Farewell to No. 20

Gauged by its paralyzed predecessor, the U.N.'s 20th General Assembly was a success: at least it was able to vote. But in performance, particularly on the key level of peace keeping, it was a lackluster gathering at best. As Assembly President Amintore Fanfani of Italy gaveled the session into adjournment last week, the 20th had proved unable to budge from the impasse over peace-keeping procedures left it by the 19th. However, it had:

>Passed a 7,000-word "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination," which has yet to be ratified by...