Does the UN need reforming?
The UN needs reforming is the call from Africa and I totally agree. The power of veto has to go.
This became very clear to me with the 51 missiles which were sent into Syria by the UK, France and the US after an alleged gas attack on civilians by the Assad regime. This was later proved inaccurate, a false flag courtesy of the "White helmets" (remember those heroes Hollywood fawned over?). This was an attack on a sovereign country, a country no-one was at war with. An attack without UN or any other official coalition like the Arab leagues or NATO's approval and blessing. No hard evidence or even investigation to verify it actually happened as first reported waited for. Instead a one off, illegal attack on Syria against international law.
Who could Syria complain to? The UN security council deals with this sort of stuff. But when 3 of the 5 permanent members of the security council, those with the power of veto, are the ones who broke the law.............what can you do? None of the 5 are innocent of abusing that power for self interest. The rest of us think it's unfair and it is.
Funding the UN should be shared. They get too much anyway and money can be weaponised by those who control the flow of it. Not can be, is controlled.
So I agree with Africa and reform the UN. Here's an idea, re-site the UN headquarters in Jerusalem and make it an international territory. God bothers can live in their Holy land but none can control it.
Unfortunately when you have to cater to a large number of different cultures you will not find any sort of consensus. The usual problem even with the UN is a lack of funding. Many countries are behind in their membership payments which includes (for a time -djt wanted to leave this organization) the U.S.
There is a lot to be said for reform on both sides of the divide. Note they voted Saudi onto the UN Commission on the Status of Women! Now I am not saying that their resolutions against Israel are wrong but where are all the others? eg. How many resolutions against Morrocco? In case you do not know, Morrocco has annexed South Morrocco and has occupied the land for decades. Meanwhile, the S. Moroccans have been exiled to Algeria and live in camps similar to Palestinians but there is no great outcry and they are a forgotten people. This pattern is repeated throughout the UN If there were not so many disproportionate votes against Israel compared to Saudi -Yemen, China - Tibet/Uyghur etc. and so many other countries re-LGBTQ+ oppression, then accusations of antisemitism by zionists would not have any valid basis.