For the record, the United Nations is really dead – dead, dead, dead – as far as the wretched of the earth. US and UK are self-destructing. France has shown no leadership, morally or politically. Russia and China have absolutely no redeeming qualities as powerful players.
Look at 230+ resolutions on Israel. Now China-Russia were blocking even a brief spineless statement on Burma’s wars at home and lack of humanitarian access. Aung San Suu Kyi and her military “partners” would be very pleased.
The objective truth is UN has never really been about People as humans; it is about States, their Divine Sovereignty and carved up “spheres of influence”. We do not live in a rule-based, norm-driven world order. UN-clustered world is as wild, immoral, compassionless, anti-human and criminalistic as any organized crime networks – except it is far worse in that it has the manufactured appearance of moral coating on the exterior – with its empty rhetoric of human rights. It takes an enormous quantity of blind faith to think the UN will seek to promote human welfare. The sooner the oppressed realise this extremely harsh truth the better for them to decide what to do about their own plights.