- Mar 30, 2021
UN is a useless organization if you live in a medium to high income country with a stable government.Always have been.
Useless organization for virtue signaling and giving cushy posts to external affairs babus. Can't wait for it to be consigned to the dustbin of history.
UN is very important organization for poor countries or those with unstable govs. UN has many programs from healthcare of women and children to assisting in fighting poverty. They provide help to fight malnourishment to education for children living in some of the poorest countries. They also help poor countries during crisis situation and provide sustainable development framework. Countries ravaged by civil wars look very favorable towards UN peacekeepers, as they provide some level of law and order in otherwise chaotic situation.
Current P5 are unlikely to give away their power in UNSC so unless there is a major crisis like WW3 it is unlikely to change. As world becomes multipolar the desperation of P5 countries to stay in the lead will also increase.It will happen, Many things are in pipe line.
There could be possibility of watered down version of permanent seat at UNSC but will emerging powers accept it? If they do what will be their role besides watching P5 calling all shots.
The biggest benifit of UN is yearly meetings of high level officials and head of the states of different countries, especially countries who aren't part of subgroups like G20, G7, Quad, BRICS, etc. It allows countries to hold bilats on sidelines and develop better relationship with other like minded countries.