The United Nations was instituted to solve problems that the formerly institutionalized League of Nations could not resolve. Well, the truth is that the United Nations have not always lived up to its expectations in dealing with crimes against humanity in various quarters and there are tons of examples to prove this. However, it seems that the greatest problem of this international organization is the inappropriate structure.
How the United Nations Age long Structural Mess Is Complicating Things
One of the key responsibilities of the United Nations is to ensure that value for life and freedom is not threatened in any part of the world. However, the organization’s ability to effectively carry out this responsibility is seriously affected by its pathetic structure.
According to an expert in international relations, “the United Nations is handicapped in its ability to call a spade a spade and issue out the right sanctions to nations like China for their genocide actions against Muslims in their territory. The problem is that a nation like China has been too empowered by the organization. As a matter of fact, they seem way above the law and call the shot in many regards”.
Just as the international relations expert pointed out, China occupies a very important seat and holds a lot of power within the United Nations. For instance, it is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council which is the highest decision-making body in the organization.
Additionally, it is ironic that China is a member nation of the United Nations Human Rights Council. This is a sad reality considering that this body is supposed to be at the forefront of the fight against China’s treatment of these religious people.
There Is Need for Restructure
The solution as noted by the International Relations Expert lies in restructuring the United Nations. He further explained that “an arm like the United Nations Human Rights Councils holds a lot of power to bring the desired change in the world. However, the process of recruiting member nations into the council must be stringent. Nations like China and Cameroon should not even think about being a part of this council in the first place”.