The United Nations at 70

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The core principles on which the United Nations were founded were to safeguard human rights, prevent war, improve living standards, promote social and economic progress and provide a mechanism for upholding international law. Can any of this be really achieved, however, given the current state of the organization and specifically UNSC. Since WWII, the UNSC has retained the same structure of few powerhouse nations, dictating the agendas, promoting their own national interests, and leaving many important regions without representation. This is the only organization right now that deals with security around the world. As the UN celebrates its 70th anniversary, more and more countries and organizations are making a push for its reform, especially in the areas of transparency, accountability and representation.


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