What’s wrong with the UN Security Council
To an idle observer dropping in from Outer Space, the UN Security Council is the strongest organ of the United Nations.
Tasked with maintaining peace among nations, it has been given weapons of war. When it passes a resolution, it can send troops, the blue-helmeted UN peacekeepers or “blue berets”, and force peace on belligerents. Blue berets belong to member nations’ armies, but taken together, they constitute a hefty, permanent UN force.
At this point in time, over 110,000 military personnel are permanently deployed around the world in “hot spots”, currently in 15 “missions”.
The Security Council can do more than send troops….
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