The motto of the United Nations is, 'It's your World.' Perhaps that should no be amended to the words of the great Irish Statesman Edmund Burke, that, 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.' It seems like an organization whose mission statements is World Order and the Maintenance of international Peace and Security does not practice what it preaches.

Replacing the League of Nations

Replacing the failed League of Nations in 1945, from its initial good intentions of unifying the and policing its many troubles, the General Assembly has seemingly turned into an 'Old Boys' club; an attendant assembly of members mutually back-scratching in an in-it-for-what-they-can-get-out-of-culture.

What was set up to benefit the many, now seems to benefit merely the few.

The fundamental aims

Their fundamental aims are Peace Building and problem-solving but try telling that to the citizens of Syria, and the beleaguered towns of Homs and Aleppo. In the same breath Lybia most of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Gazza Strip, and any number of trouble spots around the globe you can spit out in the same breath. Looking closely at the UN Charter, such phrases such as Preventative Diplomacy and Mediation are used, along with such words as Peacekeeping, Peace-Building, Countering Terrorism and Disarmament are dotted through what at one time must have been a firm article of intent. Where is that intent now with ISIL, Boko Haram and Hezbollah and a thousand other splinter groups all swearing allegiance to their self-produced and self-believed versions of Islam, whilst laying waste to all they care nothing about.

One cannot begin to calculate the monies wasted on salaries, expenses, and general wellbeing of delegates holed up in the ghetto which is Manhattan island. It is money ill afforded by their respective countries in order to listen to endless resolutions, toothless gestures and idle words, which is seemingly the stock in trade of those gathered in its chambers.

Even the meeting of G7 Foreign-Ministers which ended two days ago in Lucca Italy had no agreement in sight; just a vague idea that Russia, with their help, should bring about change in Syria; an increasing feeling of, Nero fiddle, Rome burns: certainly the order of the day.

Come on delegates of whatever political affiliation or nationality, forget petty politics, we are talking about people's lives here.

One used to - at a stretch - understand the anti-interventionist stance, but not now. Events have come too far down the road to simply sit by and watch the destruction of people, their livelihoods, and heritage: standing on the sidelines is no longer an option. Being empowered by your nation to act on their behalf means exactly that. Concerted effort and decisive action is something that is needed now; not just a couple of nights in a luxury hotel at your country's expense and the only thing brought to it, a selection of gourmet food and fine wines.