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.