UN ‘celebrations’ overshadowed by its failures

Arab News | Oct 23, 2020 at 8:10 PM
  • Seventy-five years ago on Saturday, the UN officially began its operations following the ratification of its founding document, known as the UN Charter, by the dozens of nations that wanted to change the course of history.
  • Despite having apparent knowledge that an attack was coming, UN forces were not reinforced and one of the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophes took place, with more than 8,000 Bosniaks murdered.
  • Although it is the world’s leading provider of humanitarian aid and UN peacekeepers operate in more than a dozen unstable areas, the world body has been unable to end the war in Syria, among other conflicts.