A terrible death seems to have befallen the United Nations in recent times, an entity which was born out of the horrors of the great wars and was instituted as a collective to serve mankind in the times to come. Today, it is an endeavour devoid of the very direction and purpose it was endowed with at its inception, failing time and again to grasp the demands of contemporary realities. The foremost platform of incisive international action has turned into a farce of sorts, a tool in the hands of prominent powers, myopic as they are in the confines of their own interests. So do we need UN anymore? Tarun Nair, Research Intern at CPPR tries to probe on this questions and suggests ways to reform.
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* The Authors views are personal and does not in anyway represent the views of Centre for Public Policy Research.
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