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What Good is the UN?

Sure, we all know that the UN has its weaknesses and “dark side,” but

  • It provides food for 90 million people in 73 countries
  • It assists over 36 million refugees and people fleeing war, famine, or persecution
  • It keeps the peace with 120,000 peacekeepers in 16 operations on 4 continents
  • It mobilizes 12.4 billion US $ in humanitarian aid to help people affected in emergencies
  • It vaccinates 58% of the world’s children, saving 2.5 million lives/ yr
  • It promotes maternal health, saving the lives of 20 million women/ yr
  • …among other things!