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UN and its agencies need to be overhauled

Published 21/10/2016

The United Nations is expecting record numbers of displaced people in the wake of fighting in Mosul.

Now, when the world is witnessing the largest exodus of refugees in history, is the time to pause and reflect on the trials and tribulations of the UN and its 20 affiliated agencies.

These organisations have been slow to save future generations from the scourge of war, promote racial, social and religious harmony, tackle hunger and safeguard human rights and freedoms.

But hasn't the time come to nip conflicts in the bud and avoid them before they actually occur? Isn't it time to overhaul the UN?

DR MUNJED FARID AL QUTOB

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