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.