, Research Paper
How to fix your average United Nations.
The United Nations doesn?t work. As a whole it was a good idea after World War II, but it has failed as a whole. While it is still a good idea, it needs to go under huge reform in order to get changed. In order to get any power in the world, the United Nations needs to be granted real power over the people of the world, from dismantling the governments of the world. One world government under the United Nations or some form of universally combined government is what is needed to combine the people of Earth to peace.
The United Nations Security Council has major flaws. One is the veto; one nation can veto any militaristic movement by the United Nations. Another is the fact that other than the five permanent nations, no other nation has a permanent seat. And another is the fact that the United Nations cannot rapidly deploy troops, cannot train troops, and does not have the equipment for the troops to use.
The veto is the major flaw, in order to fix this, there needs to be a change in the way the process is handled. Vetoing in the Security Council needs to be spread out power wise, resting the power in one countries hand leads to the problems the Security Council now has. If say 2/3 veto could happen it would probably lead to a much stronger Security Council. By doing this, the stabilization of the United Nations will begin. The permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council are held by five nations. The other ten are not permanent making for an imbalance, this imbalance causes a rift that makes the superpowers-the five permanent nations-stronger than the ten others. The Security Council needs to be organized in the same way as the General Assembly. Then all nations would get a say in what happens in the Security Council. Or you could keep the Security Council, but the General Assembly gets to have the final veto.
The failure of the United Nations to rapidly deploy troops is another of its problems. With the small amount of resources that the United Nations has they are incapable of raising the troops to the call. This brings forward another of its problems, the United Nations does not have the troops, nor the people to train them or the equipment to use. This difficulty has made it problematic for the United Nations to send good troops anywhere. When they do muster up the troops in such cases as Kosovo, the troops have a tendency to be predominantly American and not trained to be peace keepers. The warriors of the world are trained to stop and start war not make one not happen.
The General Assembly of the United Nations is virtually useless. It is made up of 190 member nations that get one vote each. They meet in a town meeting session with all on lookers starring blankly at the speaker. The only major flaw in the General Assembly that large nations and smaller nations have the same amount of power. Another problem is in the communication between countries. And all the power is in the block of the bigger nations that give the United Nations more money than the smaller nations.
In order to fix the General Assembly they would need to create a new house. Sort of like a senate, so that checks and balances could occur. This would allow for a truly orderly and effective voting and management of problem solving ideas can occur. Another way to fix it is for the people and delegates to take the resolutions seriously. This will help to empower the United Nations as a world power.
If the United Nations is to ever be truly effective than all nations must be members. All nations no matter what their governments are, or how they were formed. And all nations must be able to get their say in, if this does not happen, then the unbalance will reoccur. If the citizens of the countries can get their words to their delegates this will also allow the United Nations to work more orderly, This way it will truly become an organization for the people and by the people, not just a couple of countries squabbling about their personal problems in an open forum.
These changes could be a very good thing for the environment. With the world under the power of one government, I?m sure that it will decide to help keep the environment as safe as can be.
The United Nations does not work. It is a partial view of what their creators probably wanted. If they would just take a few simple steps, then they might be able to become a workable force in the world. For the United Nations to truly work, it needs to become a world super-power, but not number three or two in the super-powers, but the number one super-power in the world. Then the United Nations will be effective, and then there will be a force in the world to be reckoned with. And only then will they be able to work as they are supposed to.