International Organizations And Collective Security

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The United Nations has worked to maintain peace and stability in the global community, but has experienced numerous failures in establishing a system of collective security. The purpose of this paper is to analyze why international organizations, such as the UN have been ineffective in achieving their goal of establishing a system of economic, political, and social stability via a collective security system. First, a brief discussion of the history of the UN and collective security is provided. Second, a discussion about the ineffectiveness of the UN is provided. Third, a discussion of the issues facing the global community is provided. Lastly, a discussion of how the issues of collective security will impact economic development in less developed countries.
The United Nations was established on the idea of creating a system that used collective security. Collective security is a state of interdependence that prevents one nation-state from imposing on the rights of another without consequences on a global political, economic, and social scale. In recent years, the UN has acknowledged an increasing need for a system on the basis of developing a system that would protect the sovereign rights of the states. Collective security is a principle ideology that catalyzed after WWII. After WWII, world leaders saw the need to develop a system that would prevent any other major war or conflict. After the First World War, The League of Nations (1920), an intergovernmental organization
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