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Does the United Nations have a useful place in government and world politics?

  • Do read this

    The UN protects the environment, helps out during conflicts, help countries in natural disaster,provides food, as well as agencies like WHO, FAO and the UNICEF have cared for health , food and children so the un has a useful place in government, politics and as well as in the world of nature

  • OF COURSE it does

    The United Nations protects the environment and helps out during conflicts. It also provides important help to countries in need after natural disasters such as in haiti and nepal. The real question that should be debated is their budget. Clearly their will be no end for the need of an organisation like the un.

  • If you're smart, read this

    If the UN would not exist, no one would give a sh*t about the environnement. As for peace, the UN's strategy, in my opinion, is to annoy people to death, because other than that they have done nothing. I do believe that the strategy works, however, because whithout the UN, war would be all over Europe (without the UN, there would never have been a European Union) These things are very important. Even if the UN isn't great, it's all we have.

  • Bring more balance into the world of Politics (heart as well as mind) as it is unbalanced.

    Because they are needed to keep things in perspective (if they would be listened to). As the Government are there to serve the people but it would seem that it is not the case at this moment in time and so the UN would be there or should be there to remind and impose if need be what is correct, and what right human relations means, about human dignity, rights (not just the rich) sharing (not just the poor who share) and so on.

  • UN is relavent

    The UN and its umbrella agency are needed as never before in order to address global issues such as hunger. The WFP being the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, indicated the growing number of hungry people to be more than one billion in 2009. However, despite these challenges the WFP was able to provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance for 101.8 million people last year, affected by conflict, storms, droughts, displacement, financial crises and other shocks that left them without food.

  • UN is relavent

    The UN and its umbrella agency are needed as never before in order to address global issues such as hunger. The WFP being the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, indicated the growing number of hungry people to be more than one billion in 2009. However, despite these challenges the WFP was able to provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance for 101.8 million people last year, affected by conflict, storms, droughts, displacement, financial crises and other shocks that left them without food.

  • Yes the United Nations has a useful place in government and world politics

    Whether it is noticed or not, many times when news is put up even when it does not concern the UN, people tend to only put news of failure and lack of success. However this does not mean that the UN only fails. Everyday the UN "provides food to 90 million people in seventy-three countries, and assists over 36 million refugees and people fleeing war, famine or persecution. As we meet, UNICEF is undertaking a large-scale operation in Syria to provide safe water to more than 10 million people." The UN has made the world so much better. And proof of how effective the UN is, is shown by looking at the world today. A World War is not taking place at this very moment so that should be proof enough

  • No, U.S. Leave the U.N.

    The United Nations had once stood for Global Safety, however, like many Organizations; once meant "for the good of all members", it has NOT benefited the United States, as many member Countries have a strong opposition to OUR Constitution!! I say the U.S. ought to pull away from the U.N.

  • Yes, the UN is useful by bringing nations together into one structured organization.

    The UN is an organization made to "maintain international peace and security", "develop friendly relations among nations" and "to achieve international co-operation (Quotes from the UN Charter.) The UN brings all nations together to reach consensus and compromise on the world's most pressing topics. Without the UN, nations will have no way to communicate. Even if the UN happens to be inactive at times, it still is a symbol of unity and peace in the world.

  • It already has helped a few nations.

    Go to the UN website and you will find a list of countries that have been helped by the UN already or still are in the process. Our world needs a "big brother" to help ensure that there's peace in the world because not every nation can be strong enough to build and improve their own nations. There are leaders out there who need to be told on how to run their gov'ts and the UN does a fair job. What the UN really needs to do is be more strict and involved in other countries. Forget what the other nation's rules are, just jump right in and help the civilians.

  • No, because no one listens to the United Nations.

    The United Nations is a big joke. No one listens to them. All they are are a bunch of political figures, wanting to get richer. They don't enforce the rules that they need to. They let people take advantage of other people. They misuse money, and try to bully the little people.

    Posted by: Ci3nInvader
  • I believe that the United Nations no longer holds a useful place in government and world politics, because of their unwillingness to defend their rulings.

    While the idea of the United Nations is nice, and the UN still serves an important purpose, as far as the distribution of aid, I don't believe the UN is an effective political body, because they have repeatedly shown an unwillingness to defend their political sanctions.

    Posted by: ToughEfrain26
  • I do not believe that the United Nations is relevant to today's geopolitical issues, because it lacks the power and legitimacy it needs to be effective.

    The security council, as it currently exists, creates a fundamental powerlessness in the United Nations that hobbles its effectiveness on the global stage. The national interests of the members of the council consistently prevent effective action from being taken when issues arise. In addition to the lack of effectiveness, is the lack of timeliness. The United Nations, it could be said, bickers while the world burns. Also, the bureaucracy of the UN is so massive, that effective action is drowned out in a sea of paperwork, studies, and competing beauracratic fiefdoms.

    Posted by: 5h3rIsdead
  • It's antithetical to human freedom and dignity.

    In the 1980's, the U.N. voted to take away most of the places for satellites in the Clarke Orbit and assign them to small countries who didn't even have launch capability. The main purpose was so those countries could create censorship as a condition of usage. The vote? 122 countries voted in favor of censorship. 1 vote, the U.S., voted for freedom of expression. It never even made the news. Probably censored.

  • The U.N. is ineffectual and corrupt.

    The U.N. has become, unsurprisingly, nothing more than the mouthpiece for dictatorial regimes around the world. Its activities focus mostly on restricting human rights (usually under the guise of improving them), and lining U.N. officials' pockets. Some examples: The H1N1 scam. The complete lack of effective aid in Haiti. The results of U.N. involvement in Somalia (a mess which ended up being dumped in the USA's lap, with similarly bad results). The laughable contrast between the stated purpose of the Council on Human Rights and its current membership. It's time to junk the U.N. and stop throwing good money after bad.

    Posted by: ChiGrabs
  • I oppose the United Nations because it threatens national sovereignty.

    The United States does not need the United Nations to tell it how to run it's country. The United Nations is financially supported by member countries, and in the United States that results in taxation without representation. Our military should never be under the direction of the United Nations, which has never been given the authority by the U.S. Constitution.

    Posted by: KourtneyB
  • The United Nations doesn't seem to have a useful place in government and world politics because they haven't taken care of the corruption.

    The United Nations just seems to be a place for nations to criticize us. People from nations that have no human rights are sitting in power and have votes. We should have no part in paying for this. And they never respect our ambassadors to the United Nations. Mr. Bolton was treated horribly. The heads of Iran and Venezuela were treated better.

    Posted by: takeitoneday
  • The United Nations has become an out dated joke of a political body.

    Although the United Nations once played a vital part in World affairs, those days are long gone. The United Nations is financially kept afloat by a small number of its member countries. It gives a voice to nations that frankly do not deserve one, and is to slow to make moves on many of the Worlds issues. The peace keeping forces they provide can be done with a coalition of countries other than the United Nations.

    Posted by: 5h035Bow
  • The United Nations has no place in world politics because it has become ineffective.

    The United Nations has no place in government and world politics because it is little more that a political icon in the current state of global affairs. The United Nations has transformed from it's former self into an ineffective and corrupt political body with little authority and even less cohesion in policy implementation.

    Posted by: ThegaXen
  • I think that the United Nations as is today doesn't serve a useful place in government and world politics.

    The United Nation today is not a useful place in government and world politics. This has been shown time and again during world events where civil war and genocide has taken place. The United Nations has failed to protect people during those situations. The United Nations as currently setup is strongly influenced by a select few countries that have the world's economy strength. The United Nations needs to be it's own entity, one in which isn't influenced by a select few and one that is willing to make a move in a timely manner without waiting for individual countries to do most or all of the work.

    Posted by: VampMarce

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