But with the veto, that´s basically what we´ve got! If China doesn´t want to allow criticism of any of its human rights violations, it simply vetoes it and voila! Pretty screwed-up as it is!
I agree that the veto system is hardly a very good system in itself. I'm just pointing out that a "democratic" UN giving every country an equal say has its own very significant problems, in a world where most countries are run illegitimately, either through a dictatorship or with regular and systemic fraud.
Of course the biggest question is what to do about China - nearly a quarter of the world's population living under an illegitimate government, that shows no real signs of leaving any time soon. And they can veto any attempt to make the UN more respectful of democratic governments.
In fact that, that alone might be enough to scupper any real reform of the UN.
Iakobos, The agencies have impressive titles, and many of them actually do some good. But when you know as many of the people in the UN as I do, (and I know hundreds) who have worked in UNHCR, WHO, ITO and other agencies for years, and you hear nothing but complaints about the absolute inefficiency brought on by "empire politics" combined with a governmental bureaucratic mindset, combined with the complete lack of accountability other than to themselves. Most of their work involves making up work for themselves and others that justify their position. That a particular task may actually do something in the direction what the agency is supposed to do is incidental, as long as you can justify your headcount.
The only thing you should feel when shooting a terrorist: Recoil.