As the world faces new challenges every other day, the United Nations appears to be the only hope to bring the world at peace but amidst all the crises is it getting its job done?
The United Nations came into being to bring the rising world issues at peace, a medium to negotiate between nations and prevent global conflicts without taking into consideration anyone’s ethnicity or religion. However, as history bears witness and the existing issues suggest, the achievement of this noble objective has proved to be a daunting challenge as it fails to support Muslims: Bosnian massacre, Palestine-Israel collision, ill-treatment of Uighur Muslims in China, and Kashmir issue between Pakistan and India being the living examples.
The descend of Srebrenica, and entity of Bosnia, turned into a harming image of the United Nations’ disappointment at peacekeeping in another period of common wars, and it showed the insufficiency of a framework that permitted political contemplations to shade military choices when troops were under the order of the United Nations.
The Security Council had distinguished Srebrenica and different towns as sheltered regions, however, they would not approve enough soldiers to safeguard, led four months later to the American-sponsored peace agreement. The invasion of Bosnian Serb forces led to the assassination of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims (boys and men).
David Harland, author of the UN report on Srebrenica said befuddling signals from the UN Security Council on when to utilize military power likewise added to the inability to ensure the asylum. When all is said and done, he stated, UN assertions about sparing lives were not upheld in essential minutes by the Secretariat and Security Council.
Professor Paul Williams of American University said the fall of Srebrenica was more by structure than a mishap. He said an approach of coercive conciliation was utilized by the UN Secretariat and followed by a portion of the world forces.
Several wars have been fought since the establishment of the organization, and the progressing clashes in the world, especially in the Middle East today, ask clarification as to what it is that obstructs the UN activities for harmony and solidness. One significant explanation that records for this disappointment are unambiguously the non-democratic based structure of the Security Council which furnishes the five perpetual individuals with veto-power. The US having veto power in the Security Council has constantly utilized it for Israel, to the alarm of Palestine.
Generally, the job of the UN concerning the Israel-Palestine struggle has not been empowering to the extent that the accomplishment of harmony is a concern. The UN has not just neglected to alleviate the authentic complaints of the Palestinians yet has likewise remained hopelessly barren to forestall Israeli abominations against them. This can halfway be ascribed to the impact that the US holds being a veto power and a significant giver of the UN and its different offices.
Initially, when Israel came into existence the UN was to a great extent prohibited from governmental issues. UN peacekeepers were positioned on the Israeli-Egyptian front yet the UN was avoided from all the political choices. In addition, the US has never avoided providing aid to Israel in the Israel-Palestine conflict by attempting to sideline the UN. For example, the UN couldn’t execute its goals that incorporate the provision of two-state arrangements and avoidance of unlawful Israeli settlements in Palestine. UN acknowledged this conflict as an “issue” after the situation escalated drastically. As several war crimes and human rights violations have been committed, several innocent Muslims lost their lives.
Kashmir’s disrupted debate between Indo-Pakistan has just exasperated as time passes, notwithstanding the UN’s contribution to the situation. Since 1947-1971 UN has passed eighteen goals identified with the Kashmir struggle; they built up the “Joined Nations Commission for India and Pakistan” and United Nations Military Observer Group, to function as a negotiator and look over the matters around the ceasefire line. With the atrocities committed by the Indian Army and the curfew that still stands, thousands of Muslims have been killed, injured and abducted. This self-evidently reflects on the United Nations’ success as a mediator.
For an institution as grand as the UN, putting the Kashmir issue to rest would all be a few days’ work. Why yet they continue to uphold their ignorance they should be answerable for.
Since the second half of the twentieth century, there have been innumerable wars, some of them as yet progressing, all under the watch of the United Nations. The question that surface is how much more Muslim bloodshed will the UN blatantly turn a blind eye from. United Nations did not only fail to achieve its fundamental purpose due to the pressure from the world’s superpower but also more or less turned its back towards the Muslim world. Because at the end of the day, if all the major Muslim world issues are vetoed out, approaching the superpower would be more sufficient instead seeking solution from a pretentious institute that is the UN.