Ценность ООН

МЕЛЬБУРН – Утомленным и пресыщенным политикам и аналитикам, для того чтобы поверить в будущее, нет ничего лучше общения с умной и идеалистичной молодежью. У меня только что был такой опыт во время встречи с делегатами 22-й Конференции ООН «Модель мира», собравшей вместе в Австралии более 2000 студентов из каждой части света и крупнейших культур для обсуждения мира, развития и прав человека, а также роли ООН в их обеспечении.

Больше всего меня удивило то, насколько вдохновенно данное поколение будущих лидеров рассуждает о важности и возможностях системы ООН. Они правы: ООН способна на многое в областях обеспечения национальной безопасности, безопасности человека и достоинства личности. Но, как я им сказал, у них впереди большая задача по убеждению.

В мире нет другой такой организации, как ООН, которая бы воплощала в себе столько надежд и одновременно так часто разочаровывала. В течение большего срока своего существования Совет Безопасности являлся узником маневрирования между великими державами, Генеральная Ассамблея – театром пустой риторики, Экономический и социальный совет – в основном, нефункциональной ненужностью, а Секретариат, несмотря на все старания и выдающиеся способности группы индивидуалистов, – пугающе неэффективным.

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