Thu | Oct 18, 2018

UN a grand waste of time

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The United Nations is unfit for purpose not by accident, but by design! Here we have an organisation consisting of 193 states that can be paralysed by any one permanent member of the Security Council - France, China, Russia, the US or the UK - simply by exercising their veto.

For years, if anyone even looked like they were even thinking of criticising Israel, the US exercised a veto. Now we have the US and Russia vetoing each other. It's like a game of poker. We'll see your veto and raise you by two vetoes. The problem is they are gambling with lives.

Can nothing be done?

ROOPLALL DUDHNATH

dudroops@yahoo.com