Intellectual confusion concerning the role of the United Nations


A considerable degree of uncertainty and confusion prevails as to the nature and role of the UN. This is aggravated by the tendency of the UN system: to define its mandate in an unreal fashion; to try to give the impression that the outputs from its activities have a direct effect on the internal realities of States; to maintain a permanent state of confusion between the functions of negotiating or seeking greater consensus on the one hand, and the functions of management on the other.

Broader Problems:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST