Has Uno Become Ineffective and has Been Reduced to a Club to Have a Good Time? – A Critical Review
Days after the United Nations voted to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem,
Donald Trump questioned its effectiveness, saying it's just a club for people to "have a good time." He wrote on Twitter that
the UN has "such great potential," but it has become "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So
sad!". Keeping in mind the series of events that have took place during the last few decades, it shows UN’s ineffectiveness.
But UN itself and alone need not to be blamed for this mess. In fact, it is the arrogant attitude of the member nations,
especially the powerful nations with veto powers or nuclear arms at their disposal, have rendered this premier international
organization ineffective. Israel-Palestinian crises has been going on for the last five decades with no possible solution in the
sight. Every time there is a resolution to restrict Israeli settlements, it is vetoed by US, Israel’s strongest ally. There was a
vote in the UN Security Council, convened in March 2014 at the request of the interim government in Kiev, on the draft
resolution condemning the referendum in Crimea that saw it leaving Ukraine and joining Russia. The resolution was -
surprise, surprise - vetoed by Russia, with China abstaining. There are many such cases where UN has been found
ineffective in checking and controlling the activities of the Aggressors.
Keywords - UNO, Club to have good time, Israel-Palestinian, Ukraine, South China Sea. Terrorism.