Slovenija bo dan Združenih narodov obeležila nocoj na proslavi v Slovenj Gradcu. Foto: Kts/Dreamstime
Slovenija bo dan Združenih narodov obeležila nocoj na proslavi v Slovenj Gradcu. Foto: Kts/Dreamstime

We are a divided world, but we can and must be united nations

It is the 17th day of the war in Israel. We have already been following the war scenes in Ukraine for over a year and a half.

These are not the only conflicts at this time.

In September Azerbaijan launched a military operation to capture Nagorno-Karabakh. Mainly Armenians live there who have since left the area.

It is also restless in Slovenia’s neighborhood – tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalated again.

There are at least 31 hotbeds of war and conflict around the world. Sometimes it seems that the advocacy for peace is not strong enough.

It’s United Nations Day today. The UN strives for peace and security all the time.

Sometimes it is more, sometimes it is less successful at that.

Old tensions are escalating, but at the same time we are facing new ones. Many would say that the UN does not justify its existence, which I do not agree with. There will be security risks, there will be crises, but believe me, if the UN did not exist today, humanity would have invented it.

Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

The minister is convinced that the organization has been a symbol of unity and cooperation for 78 years, and it is a key pillar of international peace.

Unfortunately, it is more difficult to fulfill its mission in a fragmented world.

The United Nations Organization and Advocacy for World Peace.  Source: Adobe Stock
Source: Adobe Stock

Therefore, she believes that United Nations need a reform, after which it will be able to solve challenges more easily. Among the challenges are climate change, water scarcity, technological development, and energy instability.

Slovenia was elected to the Security Council, so after the new year the country will play a greater role in the efforts for peace. It is one of the key organs of the United Nations.

It will have a greater influence on the adoption of important decisions for the international public.

Experts predict that more disinformation will begin to appear in Slovenia.

Media literacy of children and adults is, therefore, extremely important. You can find more information about this on our new portal.

Points to Consider

  1. How active is the United Nations these days?
  2. Do you know any other parts of the UN?
  3. Are there any laws or rules countries should follow during war?


The original version of this article was published on 24th October.

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Svetina is an English translator, EFL educator, and graphic designer. She is an American who has lived in Slovenia since 2008. She loves hiking and traveling with her family.

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