Discuss the contribution of United Nations to world peace.

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would say that the United Nations has been very significant in articulating and contributing to the goal of world peace.  Emerging out of the Second World War, the goal of world peace and harmony between nations has been one of the most explicit goals of the United Nations. Recognizing its limitations to ensure this goal by force, and recognizing the inherent contradiction in doing so, the United Nations has done much in terms of representing a forum of multilateral cooperation between nations in accomplishing a common goal.  The United Nations recognizes nations and leaders that are rogue elements in this quest for world peace and seeks to bring attention to those who struggle to live their lives in peace.  I think that the United Nations is a symbolic representation of this goal.  Admittedly, the ongoing struggles in the world today as well as the threats faced around the world in a variety of contexts bring this goal into significant question.  Yet, I think that the United Nations has been at the forefront in trying to recognize this goal throughout the world.