posted on Dec, 9 2002 @ 08:31 AM
The "problem with the UN" depends on who you ask.
I'll be blunt... if you present some of the more extreme issues that are noted on this site, your teacher is going to laugh at you. Furthermore, a
lot of the concerns can be easily knocked down by research (the "UN is a lackey of the NWO" is one of them. If you present that, your teacher will
flunk you promptly when you can't produce any real evidence that the Illuminati/NWO actually exists.)
Controversial issues (do a Dogpile.com news search on any of these topics) include human rights (and particularly women's rights), children soldiers
(the US is reviled because we allow our 17 year olds and 18 year olds to join the military), birth control, land mines, debtor nations, the AIDs
epidemic -- and the actions of the US wherein Bush is just determined to romp all over Iraq.
Slavery, as FM suggests, is another VERY problematic area. So is the environment (with Dear President Bush refusing to sign the Kyoto Treaty) -- with
arguably the most industrialized nation in the world (that would be the US) thumbing its nose at the rest of the world.
Good sources for news include:
(the UN's news website)
The website for the UN bureaucracy:
The environment program:
The children's programs, including Children's rights
...and that should get you started. Searches of news archives (use news.yahoo.com or the Dogpile news search) will get you several sides of any of