- Aindreas Kugler
Why have the UN?
My question is why have the UN?
I understand that it is required for humanitarian aid in diasaster zones etc. But by having 5 countries with a Veto right, that just seems immoral. Especially since 2 of those did not sign the UN human rights, which I believe should be a prerequisite to join the UN. In essence, you have 5 countries that cannot be touched or argued against. Its like saying "Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others" - from George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'
Is this the role of the UN? I know its a bit outdated, but when the war in Iraq started, the UN was against it, yet it stood idly by and allowed it. If Iran were to have invaded Iraq, I'm certain that the UN would impose economic sanctions on Iran, crippling the economy and starving the citizens, much like is happening in North Korea at the moment.
Is this not an organisation to try keep peace and justice?
Is it time for a new UN?