The United Nations at 70

Author: Kristi Flaherty

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The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, an international organization created to maintain international peace and security while upholding fundamental human rights. The organization has witnessed many challenges since its creation, succeeding in some cases while failing in others. This issue of Peace Policy examines the history of the United Nations, its current role, and opportunities in the years to come.

New posts in the November 2015 issue of Peace Policy:

Peter Wallensteen explains how vetoes have created obstacles to UN Security Council action and proposes alternative ways forward. More »

Robert Johansen reflects on the UN's creation and argues that, despite criticism, it remains a vital international organization. More »

Sara Sievers examines the UN's process of setting development goals, explaining why it effectively supports the global good. More »

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