Through the years, our world has been subjected to tremendous quandaries which challenge humanity. Problems mainly on peace, security, prosperity, and stability are what people have been suffering from. Truly, the world is changing, and with it lies the demand on United Nation’s action. But there lies the problem with UN’s transparency and accountability for the past years. This international organization seems to be losing its determination on meeting its goals. And it is a serious matter that not just the UN’s member states, but also each one of us should prioritize.

The entire world is facing a lot of problems which are being endured by the people. No one could escape from poverty, stagnation, diseases, violation of human rights, gender inequality, war, terrorism, and even economic downfall. An estimate of 925 million people in the world are undernourished. Also, cancer became a leading cause of death worldwide. There have been over 9 million refugees and internally displaced people from conflicts in Africa. And worst, a huge number people have been slaughtered from a number of conflicts and civil wars just like that in Zamboanga. As we look deeper at the picture, people seem helpless in coping with these tremendous quandaries. The government’s efforts couldn’t afford to meet all of its citizen’s needs. With this, what our world needs is an integrated, efficient, flexible, accountable, and a transparent organization which could help improve the lives of many people and work in solving international concerns. This agenda fits best with United Nations.

Not only for our sake, but also for our next generation’s benefit, let us consider reforming and reviving United Nation’s legacies. We should all have a constant emphasis and an appropriate act on peacekeeping, peace building, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance. Let us join hands in making the world a better place for all of us; a place surrounded with love, peace, cooperation, and unity; a place secured with strong ties among nations; and definitely, a place worth living for.



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  1. I agree with you that there should be an emphasis on maintaining or promoting peace and other humanitarian assistance… However, I believe that it’s not the case in which the UN is doing nothing about the problems you mentioned. I think that UN is trying to fix the problem but since it’s trying to do it on an international scale, it is facing problems concerning monitoring and/or implementation of its policies. Even worse, it seems that the UN’s actions aren’t fast enough to deal with the problems that they are trying to address which continue to grow even more complicated and harder to deal with… So I guess that what I’m trying to say here is that perhaps we shouldn’t judge UN’s actions yet… I mean, it’s not even responsible for causing all these problems…
    Also, I can’t say that I blame the UN for not stepping in the field during civil wars… In fact, I think that it was… “to be expected” that the UN will not interfere in the field during such violent times… The UN is an organization that is dedicated to the maintenance of peace… It would be very ironic to have an elite troop of soldiers with the words “United Nations” on their armbands marching to something as relatively simple as a civil war, wouldn’t it? Not only that, I do believe that it’s stated somewhere in their charter that their goals are to be brought about by “peaceful means.”

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