The United Nations were formed after the end of World War 2, and sought to protect the world against injustice. They main reason for the group of nations coming together regularly is for world peace and security, but that doesn’t appear to be happening any time soon, sadly. There are over 192 members of the council, and not a single one of them has made a massive difference in the following ten cases. Here are ten shocking failures of the United Nations.


The majority of experts across the world are in agreement that modern terrorism began in 1968 with the hijacking of an Israeli flight. Despite numerous actions, the UN has been unable to prevent any new attacks by terrorist organizations.

Nuclear Weapons

Back during the foundation of the UN, only the United States owned and used nuclear weapons. By the time they signed the nuclear proliferation treaty, five more had nukes. Despite the treaty being in place, countries still stockpile their weapons.

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