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News Are the goals outlined in the United Nations Charter realistic?

  1. Aug 11, 2010 #1
    Hi,
    i was just wondering your opinion on whether you think that the goals/aims/statements made in the (amended) UN charter are realistic and achievable? provided examples would also be helpful as evidence,
    Thanks
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2010 #2
    No. The failure of those goals to be met in even member nations makes that painfully clear. In the broader sense of preventing "great wars", only more history will tell.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2010 #3

    loseyourname

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    What are they?
     
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  6. Aug 17, 2010 #5

    arildno

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    Since the charter is unable to prevent monster states like Saudi Arabia and Iran to sit on the..Human Rights Council, and even retain the right to vote, and thereby influence the UN decisions, the charter is totally corrupt, and the whole organization should be disbanded.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2010 #6

    loseyourname

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    Is it just these four:

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    I would have to guess they haven't come far in achieving any of these goals, though I'm sure individual UN programs have brought about the level of social change they desired at the program level.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2010 #7
    Yes,
    Basically it's just the goals of maintaining international peace and security, promoting better standards of life for all peoples, forwarding social and economic advancement, and overseeing the maintenance of human rights etc.

    I realise the system is corrupt and arguably ineffective, except i support it is better than nothing, and is at least a platform where countries can voice concerns and discuss significant global issues...

    And some organisations such as WHO I guess have raised quality of life through successes such as eradication of smallpox?

    So really, I'm wondering whether even subsidary UN organisations such as the World Bank and UNSECO or UNEP, have been able to fulfil some of these targets (ie. maintenance world peace, social progress etc)
     
  9. Aug 23, 2010 #8

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    The conclusions don't follow from the hypothesis. :tongue:
     
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