The United Nations also known as the great hope of the future of mankind has saved millions of lives via its numerous programs. Nonetheless, like every bureaucracy it comes a time when its effectiveness and existence are questioned by everyone – to which former Secretary General Ban Ki-moon replied “people forget. We are here to act. We are here to deliver results. We are agents of change. Our job is to change the UN, and through it the world” … and considering today’s reality change is decidedly needed.
Certainly, the UN maintains peace and the “blue helmets” testify to it, but Security Council’s members playing their VETO card whenever it suits their interests counteract the peacekeeping forces.
Certainly, the UN ensures the respect of human rights with its charts, agencies and courts, but no mechanisms are put in place to prevent atrocities and massacres from happening in the first place.
Certainly, the UN prevents and resolves conflicts, but during every General Assembly diplomacy’s folklore is maintained, when world leaders openly and wholeheartedly deplore worldwide security, urging the UN to take actions. Whereas, in the backrooms, bilateral arrangements are discussed.
Undeniably, the UN played a crucial role in determining recent history, and its actors’ efforts are undoubtedly sincere. However, if amendments aren’t made and if VETO powers, covering Great Powers and their close allies under the status quo’s umbrella, aren’t overridden, it is in every nation’s best interest to withdrawal, and to solve their problems internally. Thus, euthanising the sick crippled old man the UN has become.