Hello, I was given a prompt to write about in my History class a number of months back during our study of the Rwandan Genocide, the prompt being "Is the UN an effective body for preventing genocide?" After the Genocide came to a close, the UN was subject to (and still is subject to) much scrutiny from the media and the world as their competence was brought into question. I stand by the belief that one cannot blame the United Nations for the logical fallacies of its component nations. The United Nations is, after all, not a single entity. It is as the name implies a composition of nations. The UN charter states that should the possibility of a Genocide arise, the component nations have an obligation to take action in preventing and stopping the Genocide. One might argue that should the component nations fail to take necessary action, the UN should use their Peacekeeping Force to establish order. The Peacekeeping force, however, does not have a permanent placement in the United Nations as it is entirely founded on the volunteering of the soldiers in armies of the component nations of the UN who, if they choose to do so, can fight to pull out all of their soldiers from a given operation. What is your opinion?