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Monday, January 03, 2005

UNnecessary?

The united nations has outlived its purpose. Alike its highly unsuccessful cousin 'The League of Nations', United Nations too has become redundant and unnecessary. The objectives with which it were formed does not represent the ground realities and hence changes have to be implemented immediately. The preamble to the U.N charter states:

We the peoples of The United Nations determined

  • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind,
  • and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small,
  •  and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained,
  • and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Since the inception of the United Nations numerous wars have broken out, with the exceptions of international intervention in The Korean War and the Kuwait War, all others have not been with the U.N approval. The reckless haste with which the United States declared war on Iraq without the U.N mandate is a prime example of the United Nations ineffectiveness.

The United Nations has stood by the most repulsive human rights abuses in the modern era, it stood by the slaughter of the Tutsi's in Rwanda which could have been prevented by timely intervention, the abuses in Sudan, Haiti and Somalia have all fell on the deaf ears of the U.N. For heavens sake, North Korea and Cuba are on board of the United Nations Commission for Human Rights..Need I say more?

International justice has become a farce, its implemented on a might is right basis. Dead bodies of Americans were shot by the Iraqi soldiers and a hue and cry was made about the violations of the Geneva Conventions, where were the Geneva Conventions when Saddam Hussein was humiliated on T.V, what about the Abu Gharib tortures. Where was the United Nations when Pakistan permitted hijackers of an Indian Airline to land and use their airfields for international terrorism?

Three fourths of the world still live in poverty and acute hunger and the United Nations has been unable to do anything about it. To be honest, yes they have done something about it.. does one recall the oil for food programme scandal of the U.N wherein billions of dollars were involved. 

The time has come for either fundamental changes to be made to the Victors Club, err I mean The United Nations or to do away with it in totality. The latter option involves a lot of hurdles as the void created by the demise of this behemoth will create a virtual black hole which might suck the whole world into it. So before the latter option is pursued, mechanisms have to be put in place to counter this void. My final parting comments on this topic is that, Eunuch should be spelled UNuch. Case closed, end of discussion.

4 Comments:

  • agreed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/03/2005 08:46:00 PM  

  • If they would keep the UN as a place were people could come and talk about issues that would be ok. The human race isn't ready for a one world government and won't be for a long time. To many Social and cultural differences. OH Like the blog by the way. Kicks ass.

    By Blogger Emperor Joe, at 1/05/2005 12:12:00 PM  

  • I think the world is waking upto the fact that we could have a common ground to resolve earthly issues if not one government rule for the whole world.I feel that the power play thats happening in the world is hampering this.How i wish that all nations realise that the need of the hour is peaceful co-existence to move further up from Type 0 civilization.There is so much more to discover about life and the universe we belong to but we waste lifetimes on a piece of paper called money.I always dream of a world where the richer nations help the poorer nations to wipe out struggle for survival and humans work towards discovering themselves and LIFE. After all, we are all strands of LIFE and why cant we accept it & move on to achieve higher levels than waste lifetimes on worldly things?

    By Blogger wookie, at 1/05/2005 02:23:00 PM  

  • just flicking through some random blogs and ended up here.

    When you say remember the oil for food scandal, I am confused. Thsi "scandal" has yet to be proved, no one has been found guilty. The UN is inadequate, but unfortunately it is the only organisation that stands in the way of all out US policing.

    http://toirtap.blogspot.com/

    By Blogger dav, at 1/06/2005 01:14:00 PM  

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