What are the Main Roles that the United Nations Play in International Politics

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What are the Main Roles that the United Nations Play in International Politics
And is the UN successful in those roles?
The United Nations plays many key roles in international politics; in fact, one could even argue that it plays too many roles and many of them only half-heartedly. In any case, this essay will outline the key functions played by the United Nations in global affairs; these functions are as follows: peace-keeping between states; arms control; dealing with regional tensions; maintaining human rights and social/political rights; overseeing the institution of democracy; ensuring (or at least facilitating) the economic development of states; passing measures that take nations to task for acts of aggression against their...
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