Volume 42 Fall 2021 Digital
In1945,theUnitedNationswascreatedoutoftheashesofWorldWarII.Afterthesecond global war in less than three decades, world leaders sought a forum to manage conflict and foster cooperation. 75 years later, the United Nations’s role in the world has been seriously called into question. Critics point to the UN’s bureaucratic bloat, catering to global super- powers, and slow reaction to crises as reasons for the UN’s increasing irrelevance and incom- petence as an intergovernmental organization. Supporters of the UN, conversely, point to its successes in peacekeeping, public health initiatives, and human rights promotion.