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  • Regulations being violated

    The UN is completely dysfunctional and currently useless, have you seen North Korea and Iran, they have violated many UN regulations and continues to do so and the UN doesn't do anything about it why have regulations when you don't enforce them, what the UN is doing just doesn't make any sense.

  • Russia is no longer a super power, why is it still taking a place on the Security Council?

    The thugs of Russia are supporting Assad in his killing and mass murduring his own people, and Russia vetoes all resolutions condememning Assad's regime time and again. We will witness the second collapse of that nation soon. Oil and gas prices are down, Russia will be broke again soon, Russia has no true economy but the income from selling oil and gas.

  • Russia is no longer a super power, why is it still taking a place on the Security Council?

    The thugs of Russia are supporting Assad in his killing and mass murduring his own people, and Russia vetoes all resolutions condememning Assad's regime time and again. We will witness the second collapse of that nation soon. Oil and gas prices are down, Russia will be broke again soon, Russia has no true economy but the income from selling oil and gas.

  • The UN and Ban Ki Moon Dysfunctional

    The veto power of the permanent members renders the UN useless! The UN (Ban Ki Moon) are not upholding the original purpose of the United Nations. In particular with the crisis in Syria, Russia and China vetoing anything affecting or tipping the power of Assad, where the situation grows worse!

  • UN needs to start cracking the whip

    It is a joke that there is still so many children being killed everyday and women being raped its just not right. The UN needs to step up and get some sort of military force to go in and just destory the local amrys and corupt governments and just be done with it. Enough talking!! everytime you talk a little kid is being killed.

  • Nothing gets done

    The UN is a terrible dysfunctional body. It attempts to be a sort of "democracy," yet most of its members have no democracy at all. Countries with terrible human rights records are put in charge of human rights. It has a hard time agreeing on anything, and, even when it actually can, it has no power to actually do anything. The UN is a lofty ideal but in practice it's a corrupt waste of time.

  • No. It is just very large and slow.

    Any huge multinational organization is going to seem a bit chaotic and slow to deal with a crisis. But it is a critical forum for interaction and for diplomacy. It shows the world that we can come together in civilized ways to debate issues and take actions, like imposing sanctions. Some parts of the UN might need revision, like the security council, but it does not mean the whole organization is hopeless.

  • No. The United Nations is Not Dysfunctional

    The United Nations has a fairly large, if vague mandate. However, the means with which to accomplish that role are limited by the limits on U.N. authority. Several sovereign nations have significant power over U.N. actions, including the United States. Where the U.N. has taken actions, such as putting peacekeepers in place, it has had a positive effect. It is an ongoing decision whether to give problem solving resources and authority to the U.N. or keep them attached to the powerful nations, and we normally choose the later.

  • Many Programs Assist Developing Countries

    The United Nations does the best that it can. There are many programs designed to help developing countries and the disenfranchised citizens of the world. Although not perfect, the UN does carry weight with the Security Council. As a governing body, only those that give the UN power ascribe to it.


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kseniya says2013-11-06T01:07:11.367
UN secretary General Ban Ki Moon MUST GO!! The Security Council is all powerful and the "Veto" power wielded by its permanent members makes it totally dysfunctional. It is corrupt and has no purpose, John Maccain had the right Idea: the west should quit form the U.N and create it's own western style UN because there is no point to keep funding this useless institution! Saudi Arabia, has refused it's membership for the reason it feels UN is not holding up to it's responsibilities in the humanitarian and (charging war crimes) in Syria. The people are in insufferable conditions from this civil war and Ban Ki Moon does NOTHING!!! Yet allows Russia and China to continuously block efforts by other countries to solutions to the Syrian problem, had Moon and Russia allowed these solutions when they were suggested earlier, Syria would not be in the dire situation it is now, it was bad then but it continuously grows worse, just when we think it can get no worse! What Good is the UN if it cannot do nothing for the people screaming for HELP!