When we look at the
blue helmets and the history of the United Nations peace keeping it has been a
mix of success but many more of failure. However before criticizing it on a
single perspective it must be understood that UN suffers from a lack of
permanent standing army. Also it does not have its own decision making mechanism.
The contribution of the members and its united decision making process make it
Else there has been a lot of conflicts and problems while leading a peace keeping mission. First regarding contribution for the peace keeping missions there has been conflicts in terms of army. As well in terms of monetary contributions there has been a lot of problems .In some missions such as Congo, Nigeria it has been sufficiently apt whereas in scenario of Kosovo and Sudan lack of coordination, determination and understanding has created problems.
So therefore this is not about as easy to analyze and summarise the success and failures. It is more important to understand the value and the limitations and the possible contribution that UN has achieved. Definitely it has done commendable work but however it could have done more in certain situations.
The context of joint decision making and sometimes a genuine lack of interest especially from certain members make it vulnerable. In many instances the powerful hand of the influential countries has also hindered its decision making in many instances with polarizing effects.
Therefore the history of United Nations in terms of its peace keeping missions is a mixed bag of achievement and short comings. It needs to alter its system for a better goal of achieving more success through realignment of members for a comprehensive decision making for better world.