United Nations needs to be reborn. Throughout its 71 years of existence it has given so many signs of incompetence in ensuring peace, according to its stated principles, it has failed so often to prevent attacks or defend human rights, that its refounding is crucial. Just take a look at the world in these days to confirm it. Its very organization and operative way is the first hurdle to ensuring that all the good intentions in its founding charter become more than words.
Actress Lynda Carter speaks during a ceremony as the UN names the comic character Wonder Woman its Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls during a ceremony at the United Nations Economic and Social Council Chamber on October 21, 2016, in New York. Carter played Wonder Woman in the 1970s television show. The honorary title comes as Wonder Woman turns 75 years old. Photo TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Among other examples of UN's ineffectiveness, there are wars, like those that destroyed Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, oversights like the Sahrawi and Palestinian suffering, embargos, such as against Cuba. Gender violence, racism, child labour, multiplies while an exhausted planet accelerates its fracture and the United Nations continues to look the other way. It may not be a so terrible and so bloody example of the incompetence of the UN, but the decision that the institution has just adopted – naming Wonder Woman honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls in the world - is probably what reflects best their failure.
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About 50 U.N. staffers stand up in protest, silently turned their back to the stage, some with their fists in the air, during the ceremony. Photo TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images