WithÂ the United Nations meeting this week in New York, it seems like a perfect time for a very general political question.
President Obama, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and even Muammar al-Qaddafi of Libya (among others) gave impassioned, often rambling and ill-conceived,Â speeches in front of the UN General Assembly, detailing concerns for things like global economic welfare, terrorism, unjust wars, imperialism, poverty in developing countries, and cultural stability.
Today, the UN security council passed a resolution calling for nuclear weapons states to ratify a ban on nuclear testing.
SoÂ let’s hear your opinion:
How much substance is there in all this? Is the UN aÂ potentÂ political body, or is it all pageantry? Are the assemblies merely opportunities for posturing, or can they really address and resolve the major problems facing the global community?Â
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