Is the United Nations relevant in today's world?

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First, the United Nations is primarily a forum for debate. As a result, the U.N. is an international organization where countries send representatives to argue for or against issues. These representatives are typically just spokesmen for their country's agendas and are relatively powerless in their own country. Furthermore, countries governed by non-peaceful dictators and regimes typically use these debates to delay and obfuscate issues in their favor. Over the fifty years that the United Nations has existed, these debates alone have not resolved a single issue. Direct military actions, back room negotiations, and threats, that were not sponsored by the United Nations, have had the only real positive affects for change.

Second, the United Nations is unable to take direct and independent actions without support from its members. In other words, the U.N. is completely powerless and pacifistic. In a world filled with war-mongering dictators and suppressing regimes who know the U.N. lacks any real power, regimes are almost completely free to do whatever they want. For example, North Korea has tested nuclear weapons and threatens to do so again, with the United Nations only considering sanctions.

Adapted from pillforhumanity.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critici...United_Nations
http://patriotupdate.com/articles/un...oor-submarine/
http://www.philforhumanity.com/Why_t...s_Failure.html
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Austria understands the worries directed towards the inconsistency of international law, but would like to emphasise that the correct approach to such is not demolishing the little establishments we have. Instead, it'd be appropriate to focus on installing a better system.
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Brazil seconds Austria's opinion.
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