The United Nations has been an absolute failure from Day 1, because the Security Council, which is the council which authorises actions around the globe, gives each of its 5 Permanent Members the right to veto any action.
These are the 5 Permanent Members of the UN Security Council:
United States of America (Democratic)
United Kingdom (Democratic)
Whenever any action is taken against Israel, the United States of America uses its veto powers to stop any action. In 2014, when Russia invaded Crimea, Russia used its veto powers to stop any action against itself.
The United Nations was set up after the 2nd World War in 1945, as a body to mediate any conflicts around the world, but as long as these 5 Permanent Members have veto powers, then each of these countries can use their veto powers for their own self-serving purposes.
The United States of America, could invade Canada tomorrow, and the UN would be unable to do anything. France could invade Belgium, or Germany and here again, the UN would be powerless to take any action.
The only thing stopping some of these possible conflicts is the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation – NATO.
If one member is attacked then NATO can take action against the aggressor nation.
The problem right now, is that Ukraine has been invaded by Russia. Russia has veto powers on the UN Security Council, so no action can be taken against it. The other problem, is that Ukraine is not part of NATO, so NATO cannot take any action.
There are 2 things that need to be done to fix the United
1. Only democratic countries should be allowed to join.
(This would then exclude communist countries, dictatorships, and monarchies.)
2. The veto powers should be abolished, and every country should have only one vote.
Until then, the United Nations will continue to be an absolute failure and a waste of money.