Veto of the UN Security Council, is relevant to the 5 UN Principles

Veto of the UN Security Council, is relevant to the 5 UN Principles

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As we all know the United Nations or United Nations is an International Institution that serves the various organizations of the world. Such as UNICEF, WHO, FAO, ETC. From the organization we can see that the purpose of the United Nations is clearly for the welfare of life from all over the world especially those who are members of the UN itself. The United Nations itself was born on October 24, 1945, replacing the previous international institution of the League of Bamgsa-Bangsa.

The conference in San Francisco is a marker of the founding of the International Institute. There are at least 50 countries as witnesses. The United Nations was founded by the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. The equal status and sovereignty of all member states. Equal rights and obligations of all members. Dispute resolution by peaceful means. Each member shall provide assistance to the UN in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter. and the United Nations should not interfere in the internal affairs of member countries. That is the 5 principles of the United Nations.

But there is little thing that hinders the existence of the UN. It is a veto in the five permanent members of the UN security council. Where the five countries are the United States, Britain, France, China, and the Soviet Union (now Russia). Veto right is the absolute right of these 5 countries to reject or accept what the forum of the United Nations put forward. Roughly when in the United Nations all UN member states agree on one of the agendas but one of the five countries is using their veto rights, then all the agendas.

With such privileges the veto-holders can control the UN. The most obvious example is the United States. This one country became the second most abused country after the Soviet Union. Recorded already more than 80 times in vulnerable years 1946 to 2002. But unfortunately, this one country uses the veto not less equal to the 5 principles of the UN listed above. The United States uses its veto only for the benefit of its own country regardless of the interests of other countries.

The most obvious example is the occurrence of Israeli aggression against Palestine. At that time most countries criticize the Israeli action. But the UN here can not do anything because it was from the beginning of the UN established it was driven by the five countries earlier. So now it seems that the veto possessed by the United States is only used as a tool to legalize Israeli aggression against Gaza that is still part of Palestine. And also the satisnya of 82 vetoes that have been used by the United States, 41 of them they use to deter citizens of the world in stopping Israeli brutality against the Palestinians.

It is ironic that such an International Institution of the United Nations assumes the Equality and sovereignty of all member states. Equal rights and obligations of all members. Dispute resolution by peaceful means. Each member shall provide assistance to the UN in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter. and the United Nations should not interfere in the internal affairs of member countries, such as these must be powerless in realizing peace only because of some superpowers only.

Therefore, it is really a pity, and maybe the veto needs to be reviewed. It becomes unsportsmanlike to other UN members who sincerely realize what the United Nations intends to address. (HR2)

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