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Poland and the United Nations
Poland and the United Nations

Author(s): Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych

Summary/Abstract: The United Nations Organization still remains the most comprehensive institution on the international stage and has the greatest potential to influence the world. At the same time, for many years there has been talk of a crisis at the UN. Recently, this organization failed to respond effectively to the humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur, the Iranian nuclear program, or even the proclamation of independence by Kosovo. It also fails to show sufficient flexibility and innovation. This weakness of the UN is the function of the policies pursued by that institution’s member states, many of which are not concerned with implementing the objectives of the UN or with enhancing its role in the world.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 296-308
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English