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United Nations - the problems.

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International Relations UN: Is it doing enough? Syria Darfur Bosnia Bakri, Nada. "U.N. human rights official calls for intervention in Syria." New York Times3 Dec. 2011: A4(L). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 1 Oct. 2012.
UN to Debate Military Intervention." Africa News Service 26 Sept. 2012. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 1 Oct. 2012.
Syria: No End In Sight." YaleGlobal Online 17 July 2012. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 1 Oct. 2012
mpotent UN must sway Russia over intervention in Syria." Age [Melbourne, Australia] 12 June 2012: 11. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 1 Oct. 2012
Gladstone, Rick. "U.N. council backs plan for ending Syria conflict." New York Times22 Mar. 2012: A12(L). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 1 Oct. 2012.
Showdown at the UN over Syria intervention." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 1 Feb. 2012: A1. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 1 Oct. 2012
Gladstone, Rick. "U.N. Votes to End Foreign Intervention in Libya." New York Times28 Oct. 2011: A10(L). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 1 Oct. 2012
The United Nations Is Increasing Its Effectiveness." The United Nations. Ed. Laura Egendorf. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2011.
Crossette, Barbara. "The United Nations Human Rights Council Has Not Been Balanced in Its Response to the Goldstone Report." The Middle East Peace Process. Ed. Susan Hunnicutt. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2011. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "A Human Rights Tragedy in Geneva." United Nations Association of the United States World Bulletin, 2009.
Bandow, Doug. "The UN Human Rights Council Is Hypocritical." The United Nations. Ed. Laura Egendorf. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "The Big Joke." The American Spectator (15 June 2009). 
Bittar, Jamal. "The United Nations Is Utterly Ineffective." The United Nations. Ed. Laura Egendorf. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "The United Nations Is a Useless, Toothless Organization." Arab American News 13 Mar. 2009. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 30 Sep. 2012.
Bittar, Jamal. "The United Nations Is Utterly Ineffective." The United Nations. Ed. Laura Egendorf. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "The United Nations Is a Useless, Toothless Organization." Arab American News 13 Mar. 2009. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 30 Sep. 2012.
UN Takes Up Intervention Plan On Mali." Africa News Service 27 Sept. 2012. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 30 Sep. 2012.
"Libya strategy questioned." America 20 June 2011: 8. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 30 Sep. 2012.
Goldstein, Joshua S., and Jon Western. "Humanitarian intervention comes of age: lessons from Somalia to Libya." Foreign Affairs 90.6 (2011). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 30 Sep. 2012.
Glennon, Michael J. "The New Interventionism." Foreign Affairs 78.3 (1999): 2. 
Smith, Lee. "A Real Syria Policy, Anyone?" The Weekly Standard 17 Oct. 2011. 
Lynch, Colum. "China, Russia Veto U.N. Resolution On Syria." Washington Post 19 July 2012
Bethel, Kari. "After Somalia's Civil War: Putting the Pieces Back Together Again." History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide. Ed. Sonia G. Benson, Nancy Matuszak, and Meghan Appel O'Meara. Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale, 2002. 242-254. Global Issues In Context. Web. 30 Sep. 2012. References Is the UN is doing its job effectively at the right time? “To make the world a better place” To encourage respect for each other’s rights and freedoms To keep peace throughout the world Dedicated to peace and humanitarian causes worldwide Founded in 1945 United Nations The problem Solutions: what must be done? Case study 2.2million displaced,
110,000 dead, 10,000 still missing 1992, a genocide of Serbs against Muslims in Bosnia Serb forces engaged in abuses such as detention camps, massacres, torture UNPROFOR ineffective UN's deal with Serbs to control the Sarajevo airport had no effect Countries acting upon own interests Lack of will of member states 2003 Rebel groups SLA and JEM rose up against government, accusing them of favoring Arab herders over Africans Arab militia called Janjaweed killed, abducted, raped both rebels and civilians UN estimates 400,000 deaths, 27million displaced March 2011 protests erupted Government responds protests and protest marches with open fire 28,000-41,840 killed
1.5 million Syrians displaced UN efforts an obstacle rather than a solution China and Russia veto UN often fail to deliver any practical help and restore peace in the region. WHY? UN power too little / individual countries too powerful What must happen? Carry out humanitarian intervention: sovereignty issues are merely an excuse Abolish Veto power Each country should develop a sense of duty/moral obligation UN Charter prevent states from intervening militarily unless approval is met by the Security Council - takes too long Bosnia Darfur Syria what went wrong and why Academic journals, editorials, opinion magazines, books, web pages What went wrong? For arms sales Veto power prevents UN from acting at the right time established to protect the national interest of the five countries
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