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The need to strengthen the United Nations

Bruna Molina Faidutti (Director, World Federation of United Nations Associations, Geneva, Switzerland. E‐mail:


ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



Multiple changes in the political map, military strength and new economic realities since 1945, has meant that the United Nations (UN) is confronted with a new political dynamic and balance of power. Analyzes how the UN can be strengthened. Opines that we need to recall its initial aims and principles, recognize its strengths since its creation and analyze the new challenges in todays evolving world. Concludes that the preamble of the UN Charter that begins with “We the peoples” has begun to surface in political discussions. But nothing will be achieved without the political will of the member states, with the indispensable assistance of the UN to legitimize their actions.



Molina Faidutti, B. (2004), "The need to strengthen the United Nations", Foresight, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 242-245.



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