Skip to comments.Danish former Under-Secretary-General issues rebuke at 'controlling' UN member states
Posted on 02/19/2018 4:38:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
Christian Friis Bach, who served as Under-Secretary-General with the UN from 2014-17, has criticized the intergovernmental organization, saying individual countries have too much power.
The high influence wielded by countries within the UN prevents necessary aid from being provided during conflicts, Bach said in an interview with Politiken on Friday. The UN has said it recognizes the points raised by the former Under-Secretary-General.
The UN is incapable of acting or leading effectively with its current organization, said Bach, who was also executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe until May 2017.
Once member states and bureaucracy are involved, there is little chance left to lead, and issue needs to be taken with that if an effective UN system is seriously wanted, Bach, now secretary general of the Danish Red Cross, said.
Bach cited conflicts in Syria and Ukraine as examples in which subordinate organizations within the UN were unable to offer sufficient help due to the micromanagement of the organizations 193 member states.
We are a paralyzed UN. We have a security council that cannot act, he said.
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For mediocre people the one world is the be all end all, when really the best nation amongst a competition of nations should righteously rule.
Christian Friis Bach, who served as Under-Secretary-General with the UN from 2014-17, has criticized the intergovernmental organization, saying individual countries have too much power.The five permanent members with the SC vetoes are the reason we wound up with a UN and SC at all. The USSR insisted on the veto.
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