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The United Nations Is Terminally Paralyzed [electronic resource]: Debate

Intelligence Squared
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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
As a peacekeeper, the UN has had dubious results. It did nothing for Darfur. Its 17,000 blue helmets have failed to stop the violence in North Kivu. And it never reached a resolution on whether to intervene in Myanmar. Is the United Nations terminally paralyzed-and does the democratic world need a new forum of its own? That is the two-part question in this Oxford Union-style debate as panelists make their case. Speakers for the motion call attention to repeated deadlocks in the Security Council as an obstacle to resolutions on humanitarian crises and extol the potential benefits of a league of democracies; those against emphasize that the UN is the only universally acknowledged seat of collective legitimacy and justice and express concern over the potentially ostracizing and polarizing effects of a "club of democracies" in a world with cross-cultural problems. Questions from the floor follow. The final vote? Significantly against. BBC World News anchor Zeinab Badawi presides.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
47 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 06, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Debate
Contents
  • Introduction to Debate About United Nations (1:56)
  • Radek Sikorski: Representation of International Governments (2:48)
  • Shashi Tharoor: Benefits and Adaptability of Current UN Model (3:51)
  • Robert Kagan: Globalized Democracy (3:06)
  • Jeremy Greenstock: UN Members are Ineffective (3:41)
  • Denis MacShane: Failure of UN (3:08)
  • Lord Malloch-Brown: Individual Nations Inhibit the UN (3:28)
  • Q&A:Is the United Nations Effective? (2:54)
  • Q&A: Will a New U.S. President Strengthen the UN? (1:24)
  • Q&A: Right to Disagree (2:10)
  • Q&A: Strengthening the Existing UN (0:54)
  • Q&A: Role of the UN (2:21)
  • Q&A: Are You Afraid of the Community of Democracies (2:24)
  • Q&A: Future of the UN (1:48)
  • Q&A: Addressing Global Tensions (1:38)
  • Summation: Lord Malloch-Brown and Denis Machshane (2:42)
  • Summation: Sir Jeremy Greenstock and Robert Kagan (2:06)
  • Summation: Shashi Tharoor and Radek Sikorski (1:59)
  • Final Poll Results (1:35)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2009.
Publisher no.
40530 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (47 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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