Is the United Nations still relevant?

The body tends to act blind to crisis around the world until the situation becomes too overwhelming

The United Nations as an organization was established immediately after the second world war to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. 

This was to be achieved through dialogue, and more of it. With time it was accepted globally and countries volunteered to be  part of it. The UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. This means laws and Conventions were reviewed to accommodate new members. No member country is to be left out or ever feel not protected as long as their loyalty remains for the body and it’s numerous laws. 

It cannot be said today that the United Nations (UN) is as efficient as it used to be when it was founded especially with regards to the security of her member countries. Does it then mean that its security council is as good as dead?

The organization nowadays tilts towards providing camps and relief materials for refugees in wartorn countries. It operates in areas where the superpowers have business and political interests. Under-developed members are left to fend for themselves until the crisis becomes too much to bear. This brings to question the usefulness of UN as a corporate body

Author: Jenny

A freelance Journalist, and an advocate of peace

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