Towards a More Just United Nations

Spencer Zifcak

“The United Nations (UN) is perhaps our most important international, intergovernmental organisation. Yet, at the same time, it is one of the most troubled. In recent years it has become apparent that it is becoming ever more difficult for the world body to reach agreement on the crucial issues that face the future of the humanity. Whether one looks at the rules governing the use of force by nations, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, action to combat terrorism, the persistence of global poverty and inequality, protection against genocide and crimes against humanity, the scourge of HIV-AIDS, the enforcement of human rights, or the grave challenges posed by climate change — the UN seems racked by division and indecision in tackling every one …”