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What’s Wrong With the United Nations?

Sadly, more than you’d think.

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Security Council

General Assembly

Zourabichvili addressing the UNGA — Wikimedia


We the peoples of the United Nations — Wikimedia


  1. represent world citizens irrespective of their nationality
  2. be directly elected by citizens
  3. reflect population size
  4. have the power to initiate and pass laws
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  • it could keep the balance between legislative (UN Parliament) and executive (e.g. a reformed Security Council),
  • it could persecute transnational and global crimes, such as drug and human trafficking,
  • and it could serve as the highest instance to rule in cases where national supreme courts fail to deliver just rulings, e.g. when genocides are declared legal or are deliberately hidden.
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What Is to Be Done?

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Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.



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I write sporadic essays about open society, world federalism, Europe, languages, energy and climate, and whatever else I find interesting.