“Although much has changed in the international system since 1945, the world body continues to see a tussle between ‘principle’ and ‘power’”. In light of this, elaborate on the issues with the structure of the UN and why it is in the need of the reforms. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment-
  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/at-75-the-un-needs-a-rebirth/article32920536.ece
  • In the intro, mention how the U.N. has been an enduring success as it enters its diamond jubilee year.
  • In the body, mention the structure of the U.N. in and the issue of permanent members of the security council and veto how the veto yielded by these permanent members give rise to several issues like geopolitical consideration weighing on the issue at hand instead of principles and undemocratic nature inherent in the veto power. Next, discuss how this has resulted in several failures on part of the U.N. to deal with the important issues like the pandemic. Next, discuss why it is in the need for reforms to tune in with the changing world.
  •  Conclude by mentioning the need for a global push against the rules that have a privileged rule of the few.
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Dakshina Moorthy
Dakshina Moorthy
1 year ago

Please check

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