The United Nations have done done so things to keep the peace balance in the world.It diffused the tension between USA and USSRover cuban crisis in 1962
it succeeded in averting the ARAB-ISRAELwar in 1967.
congo operation was totally financed and administrated.
it averted war between ENGLAND AND EGYPT over suez canalcrisis (1956)
independence to indonesia from the dutch
I am also going to point out that they have not avoided the bigger wars like the cold war U.S.A vs Russia they couldn't have ever avoided that war and also the problems they created in letting those countries go to war. The point is what is the point if they can't stop genocide in countries that are still slaughtering people every day or the country's that are starting to wager war they will never do enough to satisfy the world.
I think you are not clear about Cold War.I will tell you the meaning of cold war.Cold War :this term is used to describe the relationship between America and the Soviet Union 1945 to 1980. Neither side ever fought the other - the consequences would be too appalling - but they did ""fight"" for their beliefs usingclient stateswho fought for their beliefs on their behalf e.g. South Vietnamwas anticommunist and was supplied by America during the war while North Vietnamwas pro-Communist and fought the south (and the Americans) using weapons from communist Russia or communist China. In Afghanistan, the Americans supplied the rebel Afghans after the Soviet Union invaded in 1979 while they never physically involved themselves thus avoiding a direct clash with the Soviet Union.Now, there is no fighting among these two countries they are just competing with one another in subject matters like technologies,arms etc.. http://www.dadalos.org...
Why dident the un interven and stop that bloody conflict and the future problems that they have cause for the people that were involved and the harmless farmers that will suffer for decades because of what they did but the un could not have stopped that.
Every conflicts can't be stopped.and as for the farmers, they were given aid...the UN could not stop it because USA and USSR are two super powers at that time and the UN couldn't do anything about.but now, things have changed with time.
The final point I'm going to inform you is the UN is useless in other states where those states have not sworn power to the UN.
there for They have to do nothing while thousands are being slaughtered because it takes weeks to decide if it is a civil war or genocide this make's the problem way more then it was suppose to be.
Further more why didn't the UN do anything about the Genocide's in the past that has claimed past 2 million live's since the UN as been created and been in force.
There are many killings and slaughtering everyday in the world,but the UN can't intervene where the country is not the member of the UN.It is in these countries where genocides takes place.so,we cant really blame the UN.