Blockade through veto rights
Weaker states are supported by aid programs
States can exploit humanitarian interventions for their own political interests (Iraq- George Bush)
Forum for international cooperation
lengthy decision-making processes
Brings countries together.
Lack of financial resources.
Close cooperation with other powerful organizations
Power unequally distributed in Security Council (Europe overrepresented)...
The balance sheet of UN peace missions (especially since the turn of the century) is quite positive.
Confusion with cards game UNO
R2P protects against further human rights violations
Inability to act, because of dependence on the decisions of the Security Council
symbolic function by symbolizing a world community
National interests very different
independent peacekeeping organization
The blue helmet soldiers have a limited mandate. They cannot actively intervene in battles. In the Srebrenica massacre, they could only watch....
Without the UN, things would have been much worse in recent years.
May trigger further interventions; thus violates own UN principles
Is for the control of globalization and internationalism a relevant basis for a worldwide regulating, democratically based political order
reliant on NATO and EU support
Ensure world peace
Contrast in the UN Charter: Peace requirement vs. sovereignty principle...
You respect human rights
Complex system that is difficult to coordinate
A contribution to world peace like League of Nations
trump ideas are not implemented
Attempt to prevent the 3rd world war
Non-permanent members are elected every 2 years. They therefore have little time to familiarize themselves and little right of co-determination.
Successes: decolonization, eradication of diseases, reduction of child mortality, educational support, combating natural disasters, and much more.
The UN is dependent on member states in that military assets can only be provided by them...
Fighting for social justice
Political ideological oppositions in the Security Council (Russia-Communism, USA-Democracy)
lack of equipment for UN troops
Sub-organizations such as UNICEF (children), WHO (health; UNHCR (refugee aid) or WFP (world food) are indispensable
huge money guzzler
Minorities are oppressed!
Due to the many different member states, difficult to find a consensus...
Blockade through veto power protects against conflict.
Die UNO ist nicht perfekt, aber alternativlos! - Fredy Gsteiger
Europe is overrepresented -> Disadvantage of 3rd world countries
was already able to prevent some conflicts (defused Cuban Missile Crisis & Middle East Crisis)
In need of reform, as Security Council is anachronistic and represents post-World War II power constellation
each state one vote in the general assembly
High fuel costs at the meeting of the countries...
Die Signalwirkung von empfehlenden Beschlüssen in der Generalversammlung hat trotzdem politisches Gewicht (129 Staaten)
Do not have own troops
Since 1945, there have been more than 60 UN peacekeeping operations.
By failing to adapt to geopolitical realities, the Security Council risks losing authority and legitimacy.
Keeping the peace: Germany has never had such a long period of peace
The UN does not advertise beer
Secretary General recognized worldwide as a neutral mediator
Complex system that is difficult to coordinate; excess bureaucracy