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The Unted Nation Interventions

In this narrow approach, the UN Development Program now says, "the legitimate concerns of ordinary people who sought security in their daily lives" was forgotten (229). Human security, as the UN Development Program dramatically puts it, "is a child who did not die, a disease that did not spread, a job that was not cut, an ethnic tension that did not explode in violence, a dissident who was not silenced" (229). Basically the UN's new approach takes all the assorted human rights and addresses them together under the general heading of human security. According the UN this includes economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political security.

By redefining its mission as the protection of human rights the UN has positioned itself to intervene in many cases where an active military presence would not have been considered ten years ago. This redefining of the UN function first became policy when the heads of state of the members of the United Nations Security Council held their first-ever summit meeting in 1992. They met to discuss the strategies to be employed by the organization in a world without the Cold War. Their decision to concentrate on human security even when it means intervening in nations' internal affairs can be seen in the UN's recent record. Of the eleven new operations undertaken by the Council since that summit, nine have been deployed in civil wars (Weiss 223). In the new world the UN views all the problems humanity faces as being interconnected. "Famine, disease, pollution, drug trafficking, terrorism, ethnic disputes, and social integration [have] consequences [that] travel the globe" (United Nations 229). Thus, although respect for national sovereignty remains essential, the UN has increasingly redefined those cases in which it is both necessary and justified "to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state" (UN Charter quoted by Weiss 223)...

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