The U.N. is not doing very well. It has lost legitimacy on the international scene. And now, it also lacks the support of the US government. Internally, they have big problems too. Kofi Annan has been accused of covering the oil-for-food scandal. Moreover, the administration is what it is: a bureaucratic monster. The most pressing issue is the following: Is Kofi Annan the right person to reform the U.N. in order to give to it new vitality? The answer is very complex. Here, I can only suggest that the only way to relaunch the U.N. is by reforming it thoroughly.