Has the UN lived up to our expectations?

“We the peoples of the United Nations,  determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, [..] reaffirm [our] faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women  and of nations large and small, … have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims” Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations

Article 1: The Purposes of the United Nations are:

  1. To maintain international peace and security,….
  2. To develop friendly relations among nations ….
  3. To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems ….
  4. To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations… Ref: Chapter 1, Charter of the United Nations

Question : Has the United Nations lived up to the expectations of its founders? What are the reasons for your answer? Share your opinion.


  1. Mugerwa Timothy says:

    No,You just need to observe what is taking place in Syria in order to evaluate UN’s purpose.

  2. dennisdavid.k says:

    United Nations is trying to live up to the expectations of its founders,but the leaders of different countries are becoming an impediment to its success

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