Skip to comments.The UNís Failure to Live up to Its Charterís Ideals
Posted on 06/29/2015 5:23:29 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
UN has lost its way, as so vividly illustrated by the moral equivalence, if not worse, it applies to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the massacres in Syria
The United Nations celebrated the 70th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter on June 26th. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the UN Charter an expression of hope. Commemorating the signing of the UN Charter at its birthplace in San Francisco, the Secretary General added that the Charter symbolizes the hope and aspirations that we can bring the world as it is a little closer to the world as it should be. This we can do through cooperation, dialogue, peaceful settlement of disputes and respect of human rights.
However, moral clarity and truth are the sine qua non of even beginning on the path to achieving such aspirations. Especially when it comes to the Middle East, moral clarity and truth are in short supply at the United Nations.
On the same day that UN officials were extolling the UNs accomplishments in commemoration of the anniversary of the UN Charter signing, members of the Security Council were confronted with the deadly consequences of UN inaction in Syria. It has been more than a year since the Security Council unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the Syrian regime immediately stop the use of deadly barrel bombs dropped indiscriminately from helicopters on the civilian population, that all parties allow delivery of humanitarian assistance and that they cease depriving civilians of food and medicine indispensable to their survival. The resolution is not worth the paper it is written on as conditions in Syria have grown considerably worse.
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The easiest solution is for the US to propose to China and Russia that they build their own UN headquarters, and that the UN can rotate from HQ to HQ every decade. They will likely jump at the opportunity, thinking it would give them “prestige” (snicker).
Then, after the first rotation, the US should propose, “to be fair”, that additional UN headquarters buildings be built:
In the slums of Rio de Janeiro, or Brasilia, Brazil, for South America; Harare, Zimbabwe or Mogadishu, Somalia, for Africa; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the Middle East.
This means that it would be 50 or 60 years before the UN could again set foot in the US. I think we can all live with that.
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