The United Nations (UN) refers to a global union that helps in the deliberation of matters pertaining to the relations internationally in the global arena. The international body is bestowed with lots of responsibilities amongst the member states. It helps in conflict resolution, economic aids and technological advancements in the member states. A large proportion of the humanity believes that the UN is not in any way meeting its objectives in the wider society. Most people feel that the UN is indeed an encumbrance to the member states rather than helping in the problem solution to the same member states.

The aim of the paper is to discuss the effectiveness of the international community policy of placing under the auspices of the UN such critical issues as disease, hunger, war, environment, energy, water, etc. In order to achieve this, the paper looks at a number of UN conferences and their resolutions. It will also address the obstacles for elimination if the goals of these conferences are in place. The paper will show why these conferences are an impendent rather than a help to global development.

A growing list of conferences is escalating each day onto the ways of eradicating poverty in most of the countries in the world. This began over several decades ago and indeed, there looks to be no viable solution to the catastrophe. The most recent conference dubbed the World Summit on Sustainable Development of 2002 is yet to bear any fruit in the poverty eradication campaigns. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been providing only the means to the problems, but not the ends to the problems facing the member states. The United Nations has proved to be a thorn in the flesh of the countries outside the block. This is because of the cohesive nature of the body on its member states. This keeps off most of the countries away since they have a different ideology from the one put forward by the global body.

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