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Two United Nations : Comments

By Ian Mathews, published 19/3/2007

The reputation of the United Nations, good or bad, is a reflection of ourselves.

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Dualism of the UN is a very subtle pattern, to all the good and evil surrounding this organization.

As I mentioned on these pages already, assembling a planetary diplomatic forum with charitable and military functions is perhaps the strongest weakness of this organization.
Posted by MichaelK., Monday, 19 March 2007 12:17:16 PM
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The United Nations is a reflection of ourselves.

Apathy only breeds more Apathy right?

How can we improve our role through advocacy and civic engagement protocols?

How can we lobby our government(s) harder and better to at honour the 0.07% quota. Yes... I mean those Millennium Development Goals. We need to do more to fund at least, the worlds "basic needs".

At present Australia pay's a certain allocation on time, (we are told) but this allocation is well below the agreed quota and less (in real terms) than we did five years ago... yet the responsiblities of the UN, to protect the needs of others, has dramatically increased.

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

Yes the UN's needs reform... like most government organisations everywhere. We as are most nations, are slipping behing the demands of modern society... WHY?

Representations - if only we had some equity on this issue!

Thank You for this important article.

How can we as civil citizens help from here in Cape York or other regions of Australia?

http://www.miacat.com

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Posted by miacat, Monday, 19 March 2007 12:24:02 PM
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A damn good piece. For all criticism of the structure of the UN there is little acknowledgement of the good works that are done on the ground.

I also find it interesting that many of the people who damn the UN as useless and ineffective, are against stripping security council veto powers from countries such as the US, which would certainly make the UN far more capable of action.

US officials being foremost among them.
Posted by TurnRightThenLeft, Monday, 19 March 2007 4:41:54 PM
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I also find it interesting that many of the people who damn the UN as useless and ineffective, are against stripping security council veto powers from countries such as the US, which would certainly make the UN far more capable of action.

US officials being foremost among them. (by TurnRightThenLeft, Monday, 19 March 2007 4:41:54 PM) REALLY?

READ THIS:
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/03/356004.shtml
Posted by MichaelK., Wednesday, 21 March 2007 5:30:56 PM
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