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CrossTalk in the UN-United

05.01.2011 03:31

­Does the world really need the United Nations? Peter Lavelle and his CrossTalk guests discuss whether the UN is still relevant. Should it be reformed, particularly the Security Council, or should it be abolished? At the end of the Cold War, many people hoped that the UN would finally realize its founders' dreams of world peace, security and freedom through international cooperation. But now many think it is weaker and more divided than ever. Is the UN broken? Can anything be done to fix it?