In an effort to promote peace after WWII, the United Nations was formed (75 yrs ago)
On twitter, I follow the UN, UN Women and UN Human Rights as well as the WHO. It’s been interesting to watch the issues they raise daily. Esp during a pandemic and continuing conflicts.
As a result, I found out that this is the 75th anniversary year of the UN’s formation. And I have some questions I thought I’d share.
Getting all these Nations to work together for the betterment of the world and all it’s peoples is a Herculean task. When you have different faiths, cultures, and legal/political systems is mind-boggling. When the only tools of censure you have are sanctions and removing your right to vote, how do you get warring parties to adhere to the general goals? How do you promote sanctions against a country, knowing that it’s not the politicians who will suffer most, but the poorest of the poor? How do you measure out reasonable sanctions, knowing that there will be preventable deaths?
As a last resort, the UN can send in an int’l peacekeeping force. Which may or may not work.
So in year 75, how successful has the UN been, overall? (Not that a pandemic is the right time to kick them to the curb, if you think they do a bad job) And what or who would replace them, if they were kicked to the curb?
From the League of Nations to the UN
The League of Nations does not exist today. It has been replaced by the United Nations. The League of Nations was established in January of 1920 with the aim of preserving world peace. … The countries that won World War I were put in charge of enforcing world peace.
when was the UN formed?
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
the 3 pillars of the UN
“70 years ago, the UN Charter established the three founding pillars of the UN system: peace and security, human rights, and development.”
U.N. Security Council, made up of the United States, Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and China. Each would have veto power over the other.